Exile Bibliophile

Adventures in Book Collecting
sartorialjohnnyboy:

Imperial Airways was the early British commercial long range air transport company, operating from 1924 to 1939 and serving parts of Europe but principally theEmpire routes to South Africa, India and the Far East, including Malaya and Hong Kong. There were local partnership companies; Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd) in Australia and TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Ltd) in New Zealand.
Imperial Airways was merged into the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) in 1939, which in turn merged with the British European Airways Corporation to form British Airways.

sartorialjohnnyboy:

Imperial Airways was the early British commercial long range air transport company, operating from 1924 to 1939 and serving parts of Europe but principally theEmpire routes to South AfricaIndia and the Far East, including Malaya and Hong Kong. There were local partnership companies; Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd) in Australia and TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Ltd) in New Zealand.

Imperial Airways was merged into the British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) in 1939, which in turn merged with the British European Airways Corporation to form British Airways.

shes-reading-again:

lexical-girl:

S. by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst.

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Sooo…I work for the company that published this book and finally got to see the inside of a copy last week. As someone who is involved closely in the production of books I can say that this is the most complicated masterpiece I’ve ever seen. It’s also pretty damn cool.

(via bookoisseur)

On Reading in the Dark | Alberto Manguel

bibliophilebunny:

“Maybe this is why we read,

     and why in moments of darkness we return to books:

To find words for what we already know.” 

 Alberto Manguel, A Reading Diary: A Passionate Reader’s Reflections on a Year of Books

One prefers, of course, on all occasions to be stainless and above reproach, but, failing that, the next best thing is unquestionably to have got rid of the body.

Joy in the Morning by PG Wodehouse. (via magpieohmy)

(via bookoisseur)

realdavegreen:

If people were rain, she was drizzle and I was Dave Green

the-object-lesson:

Even after staring at it continuously for twenty minutes, he really cannot believe it. Whatever were they thinking of? That drawing. Those colours. Ugh.

the-object-lesson:

Even after staring at it continuously for twenty minutes, he really cannot believe it. Whatever were they thinking of? That drawing. Those colours. Ugh.

Anyone who goes into writing has to find out somewhere along the line, he’s either naive or insane.

—Leon Uris (via writingquotes)

(via thedoctorgoinghome)

greybeard86:

Gold leaf finishing tools and press at Canterbury Bookbinders, Canterbury, Kent by Paul Anthony Moore, via Flickr

greybeard86:

Gold leaf finishing tools and press at Canterbury Bookbinders, Canterbury, Kent by Paul Anthony Moore, via Flickr

(via timelesswoodshop)