SMB celebrates stories, in all possible forms. And the people who love them.
For me, reading is air. Words. Ideas. Real. Imagined. Describing the possible. Speculating on the impossible.
My own love affair with stories started before I could talk. Even though I didn’t understand the shapes on the page, I knew they held magic. I scribbled with my crayons thinking I was writing.
Though Frank Zappa is credited with coining the phrase "So many books, so little time," I suspect similar words were uttered long before him.
It's like feeling small in the expanse of the universe, but in a bookstore or library, the words of the universe are there, waiting to be read, and understood.