"Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other." —Anton Chekhov Portrait (reproduction) of Gedeon Haruceus (Gideon Harvey), physician, by Pieter Philippe, 1663. #flashbackfriday

"Trouble rather the tiger in his lair than the sage amongst his book." —"Tactics of Mistake," Gordon R. Dickson #tbt #shelfie #analog #sciencefiction #sciencefact

Even as we took the photos, a customer came up, took it from our hands, and bought it!! But we wanted to show it to you anyway...there are so many more delights in [our] store for you! #joelderfner #gayhaiku #youloveitwhenidothat #stephen #samuraijack?

Another amazing image to repost! This one is by @grz1985 (@get_repost). We're so lucky to have such talented friends, fans, followers! . . . Monsters in Austin @socobooks #monstersinaustin #monsters #monsterart

"It's a very difficult era in which to be a person, just a real, actual person, instead of a collection of personality traits selected from an endless Automat of characters." —Gillian Flynn, "Gone Girl" #fiction #filmsfrombooks

"In the moment when that glass passed from his hand to mine, something sent up a high wild warning cry in the back of my mind. Persephone's irrevocable pomegranate seeds, Never take food from strangers; old stories where one sip or bite seals the spellbound walls forever, dissolves the road home into mist and blows it away on the wind..." —Tana French #tanafrenchtuesday #shelfie

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on Earth should that mean that it is not real?” —J. K. Rowling, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" #saturdayshelfie #shelfiesaturday #childrensbooks

"In nightmares we can think the worst. That's what they're for, I guess." Vintage circus wagon panel, 12x18 paint on wood, ca. 1940s. Perhaps it traveled through Derry, Maine, & inspired Pennywise? YOU KNEW HE WOULD COME FOR YOU... #IT #stephenking

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