I love books. I love opening a new book for the first time and taking in a deep breath. It smells wonderful. There is nothing like it. I’ve moved toward the kindle since Christmas, and while I love it, there’s really nothing like holding a good book.
My friend Earl Gray is a book lover as well. He will often find good books on clearance and just give them out, often with a coke zero and now with one of his handmade origami birds.
Earl is a great friend, a great coach, and a great connector of people. He has been a pastor for many years. He loves people and he loves Jesus. And if you look carefully in a Starbucks in the Annapolis/Arundel area of Maryland, you just might see him hanging out with a new friend.
Borders Bookstores is shutting down, a real indication of the future of the printed book. Art has moved digital. But there is something about touching art, not just seeing it. And there is something about hold a book as well. It makes it real.
Earl laments the decline of both of these as he wonders through his favorite Border’s one last time. Take a read…Continue Reading …