Delight of the Soul (Quote of the Day)

"Liber delectation animae." -Latin for Books, the delight of the soul. An inscription on the ceiling of the Librarian's Ceremonial Office, the previous office for the Librarian of Congress. Located in the Thomas Jefferson Building.

For more quotations and inscriptions from the Library of Congress buildings, check out On These Walls, a beautiful book of photographs and captions exploring those gorgeous halls of books. (Note: the book would make an excellent gift for any booklover or library enthusiast you may know). You can also hear the author speak about the book in this NPR spot.

No comments

Thanks for stopping by!