Issue 9 – Have Book, Will Travel

The book we hold in our hands today has traveled far to find us — from inspiration to execution, to printing and distribution. Its secret desire: to whisk us effortlessly to Elsewhere.

Every time we open a book we are allowed the chance to start over. Some books require learning the language before diving into its particular culture. Others are like a pair of comfortable shoes designed by the road ahead. The book I am holding now requires an attention that will be rewarded when I look out the window and see that somehow, during my sojourn, the world has changed.

Books can change our world, as evidenced by companies such as Better World Books, a company that funds world literacy projects and rescues well-traveled tomes from landfills.

Our days are getting longer and our shadows more defined. What better time to visit? Open to page one.