“When I open them, most of the books have the smell
of an earlier time leaking out between the pages - a
special odor of the knowledge and emotions that for
ages have been calmly resting between the covers.
Breathing it in, I glance through a few pages
before returning each book to its shelf.”
― Haruki Murakami
Emma Irlam Briggs (English, 1867-1951) ~ A Book at Bedtime