for the love of books

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    There is something magnetic about the rough-smooth feel of paper; the printed letters in black ink; the strange smell of an old book---and how each book seems to have its own characteristic one; bookmarks, tags; the rustling sound of crisp paper sheets rubbing against each other; the gentle puffs of air that blow towards you as the pages flip by...

    Here's to the love and joy of books!

    Update: This is my first photo to be featured on Explore.


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    1. rhythm! [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

      beautifully ingenius!! beautiful composition!! love the shot!! especially becuase of the black background!

    2. Chocolate Geek 66 months ago | reply

      Thanks you all!

      @rhythm, I tried about 40 shots with different lighting and exposures to get this one that I liked.

    3. NavneethC 65 months ago | reply

      But the heart is so dark inside. Why?


    4. The Wandering Hermit 65 months ago | reply

      Good one.. quite creative.

    5. Jeremy Brooks 65 months ago | reply

      I've used this photograph for an upcoming post on under the terms of the CC license. It will be posting in the next few days. If you don't want me to use it, please let me know.

    6. Chocolate Geek 65 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your comment and inquiry. Please go ahead and use the photo under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. I am glad you have found some use for this photograph. Please do send me a link when you post the project online, just for my curiosity.

      Happy New Year!


    7. Mary Alice=) [deleted] 58 months ago | reply

      A picture is worth a thousand words and a book holds more then 1 story. This is a great pic.

    8. greenelfmom 58 months ago | reply

      I totally love this photo---because I passionately adore books. I had a rather unhappy childhood, but books helped me make it through :)

    9. SHINE «KWS» 58 months ago | reply

      Nicely Captured ..
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    10. Fer Jimenez 56 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called "Books"(POST1,COMMENT1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!
      Found in a search. ( ?² )

    11. susanej05 51 months ago | reply

      Nice photo! I've included it (with attribution at the bottom) in a blog post. Thanks!

    12. matty_gibbon 41 months ago | reply

      I heart this image too! I hope you don't mind, but I have included it in a blog post -

      I have included attribution and a link to this page, of course. If you want me to use something else, that's fine though, just message me.

    13. Sonia G Medeiros 38 months ago | reply

      Great image! I used it on a blog post this morning. Thanks!

    14. jessiebcuz 32 months ago | reply

      Thank you for this lovely image! I'm going to use it on a blog post for my course on critical thinking. We just had a discussion about paper vs. virtual books and whether a book is about its body or soul, and your image works perfectly for my recap post.

    15. Soulestial Services 32 months ago | reply

      Love this photo & I've used it on my website. Thank you so much!!

    16. christeneduncan 24 months ago | reply

      This is an awesome photo!

    17. sloopie## 11 months ago | reply

      Hi Vipul - thanks for your permission to use this photo for a blog post, it's a terrific image - as we discussed, you're credited in the caption and the photo links here.

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