" There is also a kind of reading which is just looking at books. From time to time- I can’t say what dictates the impulse- I pull up a chair in front of a section of my library. An expectant tranquility settles over me. I move my eyes slowly, reading the spines, or identifying the titles by its color and positioning. Just to see my books, fills me with a sense of futurity. "
Sven Birkerts, ‘Notes from a confession’ (via literatureismyutopia)