Bookstores, Bookshelves, and Libraries

These are our favorite places to pursue, read, learn, and imagine!

Shakespeare & Company, Paris France

14 Cozy Bookstores (via Pinterest)

“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” —Horace Mann

“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.” —Jorge Luis Borges

This new delightful, whimsical children’s literature museum open in Kansas City, and it is every bookworm’s dream:

While childhood can have memories of family vacations, an obsessively-watched cartoon or a favorite toy opened on Christmas morning, there’s something uniquely transporting about opening a book you read as a kid. Children’s books are enjoyed over and over, and remind us of times in our childhood bedrooms, sitting on an adult’s lap and the coziness of that time of focus and quietude that seems reserved only for reading time, especially in the loud, rambunctious days of childhood. 

That’s why the opening of North Kansas City’s The Rabbit hOle, an immersive museum for children’s literature, is so special. It brings the characters, colors and the feeling of reading as a child to life, taking two-dimensional stories and turning them into interactive, art-filled exhibits that are anything but static.