In honor of National Book Lovers Day August 9, we put away our smartphones, pull out a good book and simply read. (Audiobooks are okay too.)
Here’s Hattingdon to get us in the mood.
Books are the purest form of escapism. They can take you to any time, any place, or any culture.
From clay tablets to today’s eBooks, literature has played a crucial role in preserving cultures, educating the masses, and storytelling.
Thanks to Johannes Gutenberg’s 15th-century printing press, anyone, not just royalty, monks or landed gentry, could read and own books. But, alas, there was no overnight shipping.
Today, join a book club or re-read a favorite novel because National Book Lovers Day rocks! More »
The Dewey Decimal Classification, colloquially known as the Dewey Decimal System, is a proprietary library classification system which allows new books to be added to a library in their appropriate location based on subject. It was first published in the United States by Melvil Dewey in 1876.
“Dewey” Hattingdon (seen above) is named in honor of the Dewey Decimal System.
See you again soon,
A Hatful of Smiles
by ©Vivian J Grant