It’s always special when you find out that a writer you love loves books as much as you.
So to celebrate World Book Day, which falls on 23 April here in Spain, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite quotes about books and reading from some of our favourite women writers.
|Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - €8.50|
“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book. When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library”.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
“That’s the thing about books – They let you travel without moving your feet”.
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake
“The world was hers for the reading”.
Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
|The Railway Children by E. Nesbit - €12.00|
“There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read- unless it be reading while you eat”.
E. Nesbit, The Magic World
“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing”.
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
“Sometimes I think heaven must be one continuous unexhausted reading”.
Virginia Woolf,The Letters of Virginia Woolf: 1932-1935
“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting”.
Mary Wortley Montagu, The Best Letters of Mary Wortley Montagu
|The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë - €11,45|
“Reading is my favourite occupation, when I have leisure for it and books to read”.
Anne Brontë, Agnes Grey
“My library is an archive of longings”.
Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh
|Emily Dickinson Laptop Sleeve (13"+15") - €37,00 / €39,00|
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away".
Emily Dickinson, Collected Poems
“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book”.
J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter Book series