15 great quotes about books

From the poignant quote to the pithy jest, books are almost as fun to talk about as they are to read. Here are 15 great quotes about books from the compilation "A Book Addict's Treasury" by Julie Rugg and Lynda Murphy.

1. Francis Spufford, 'The Child that Books Built' (2002)

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"‘I can always tell when you’re reading somewhere in the house,’ my mother used to say. ‘There’s a special silence, a reading silence.” 

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