Monday, December 21, 2009





















This photograph graces the cover of the latest Eighth Day Books catalog. The image of Londoners calmly scanning the shelves of a bombed-out London bookstore in 1940 is one that captivates me. The picture, I think, is also one rich in symbolism for our age. Considering this, what caption would you give to the photograph?

7 comments:

s-p said...

Love Among the Ruins?

The Ochlophobist said...

The origin of the term 'smart bomb.'

Milton T. Burton said...

Drat! S-P, you stole my caption.

s-p said...

Milton, You gotta be quicker on the literary trigger in a Texas blog showdown. :)

Kirk said...

London Bookshop First to Offer Kindl(ing)

Andrea Elizabeth said...

The Dignity of Fedoras.

John said...

This image can be found here:

http://www.englishheritageprints.com/pictures_1326365/holland-house-library-after-an-air-raid-bb83_04456.html