As I grew into my teens, the library was reduced to a fleeting memory and the books gathered dust at the same rate that the newly opened mall in Alabang gathered traffic. I opened the encyclopedia less, and opened my email more. Nonetheless, libraries still fascinate me: Whether it be the rustic smell of a leather bound tome, the whispering voices that provide an ambiance or the iconic librarian that I was attuned to as a child.
I guess the modern day library would be the “reinvented” book store – I can sit and finish a book in one session if I have to.
Which leads me to why I like events that are held in bookstores. If you have the time, do drop by the WeeWillDoodle event this Friday at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street. And grab a moleskine while you’re at it.
6 replies on “Biblioteca Fernandez and Book Stores”
Hmm. I grew up surrounded by books as well. What an extensive collection! Did you ever get the question – Did you read all of these books?
I think I read the encyclopedia more than most other books. 🙂
How nostalgic. ako rin, grew up with lots of books. Encyclopedia, Reader’s Digest, Time, Newsweek and the World Atlas w/c is my favorite. I love books that are filled with pictures and illustrations.
Im fighting the urge to attack your library. My folks left all my childhood books when we moved out of our Los BaÃ±os house; no one had the good sense to ship them off to the La Union house to fill our sorry excuse for a library there. Boo.
They say that you ARE what you READ. I do hope that each one of us will have the freedom to choose good reading materials & injest only what could brighten the soul. Then & only then can we truly judge a person by its cover. This is not a sermon from the Mt.
can we raid this place in the future? i mean soon? 🙂
the shelves are far decent than my barbaric shelves.