"...a library is as holy a place as any temple...""How like a winter hath my absence been from thee.." Doestoevsky - Words have power writes Buechner.
"Words written fifty years ago, a hundred years ago, a thousand years ago, can have as much of this power today as ever they had it then to come alive for us an in us and make us more alive within ourselves... even across great distances of time and space do they ever lose their capacity for becoming incarnate. And when these words tell of vitue and nobility, when they move us closer to that truth and gentleness of spirit by which we become fully human, the reading of them is sacramental and a library is as holy a place as any temple."
Buechner, F., & Connor, G. (1992:170ff). Listening to your life: daily meditations with Frederick Buechner. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.