For hundreds of years artists have tried to portray the relationship of a reader and his/her book. We are familiar with words describing images, but not so familiar with images describing words and the impact that reading has on our lives.
“Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.” – Charles Scribner
Everywhere I go in the world, I see young and old, rich and poor, reading books. Whether readers are engaged in the sacred or the secular, they are, for a time, transported to another world.
The world’s largest book fair will be held in Frankfurt starting on October 6. Publishers, booksellers, agents, film producers, authors, and journalists from all over the world will attend. It is a privilege that my series of reading pictures will be projected during the opening press conference and featured in the daily publication, Publishing Perspectives.
Susan Sontag said, ”The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality…” The same can be said for reading books.
“We read to know we’re not alone.” – C.S. Lewis