Nearly every book has the same architecture -- cover, spine, pages -- but you open them onto worlds and gifts far beyond what paper and ink are, and on the inside they are every shape and power. --Rebecca Solnit

How Books Solace, Empower and Transform Us

How Books Solace, Empower and Transform Us

Jan 19, 2019-- Since the invention of the printing press, books have fed the human animal's irrepressible hunger for truth and meaning. Books offer refuge and companionship during lonely childhoods. The following piece opens the pages of a wonderful collection of essays about why we read and how books transform us from some of the most inspiring humans in our world: artists, writers, scientists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and adventurers whose character has been shaped by a life of reading. (5986 reads)


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Take ActionConsider your most cherished book from an earlier time in your own life. Share a copy with a young person and include a personal note about how it transformed you.



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