Full Shelves

I’m visiting a university today as part of the job process in finding an assistant professor position in an English department. I have some free time until my next appointment, and the department I’m visiting has kindly set me up in an office.

This office is full of books. It is distracting. I’m trying to focus on preparing for my research presentation later and revising an article manuscript, but instead I’m taking pictures and blogging about it.

Have you ever seen a full shelf of just Beowulf? Now you have.


What about Chaucer? And this picture didn’t even capture all of it!


And this section contains Ovid, Virgil, Homer, and Dante.


Books are beautiful.