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Still, it was the library of his dreams. Wesley imagined an ancient time, centuries ago, long before the building became Astoria’s library, when armies from around the world took turns storming the gate, each determined to obtain the treasures hidden within. It was that kind of place. It stirred something inside of him.

Eric Hobbs, The Librarian, Book One: Little Boy Lost [Amazon, Local Library]

Hermetic quote Hobbs The Librarian Little Lost Boy library dreams treasures hidden within stirred something inside him

The idea that I was building a library to bequeath to the next generation is one of the greatest fallacies of my life. The next generation don’t want old books – they don’t seem to want books at all.

Linda Grant, I Murdered My Library