Thursday, October 18, 2012

Books, books and more books...

My father-in-law, Giovanni, was interested in many things - art, architecture, history, geography, politics and more.  He grew up in a time before computers and the internet made information so much easier to find (hard to believe these days!).  Books were always at the top of his list.  He translated books.  He was an antiquarian for a time in his life.  At times his books were a burden, such as when he had to move from one place to another, but they were always a passion and they were always overflowing the bookshelves.  He was the kind of person who could remember everything he had ever read.  He was a walking library of information.  Unfortunately he passed away earlier this year and now I've taken up the task of organizing and cataloging the many shelves.  In the process, I've come across images or pages that just beg to be shared.


  1. Very cool, Emmily. Can't believe how varied a life you are leading these days! --Cori

  2. Great Job Emmily, a lot work behind this. looking forward to reading more of it.