When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
—variant translation of a quote by Erasmus in a letter to Jacob Batt, April 12, 1500
Since it’s the 513th anniversary of this quote by Erasmus, one of my favorites, I thought I’d blog a bit about books and the buying thereof.
As some of you out there know, I like books. I like books a lot. I suspect most of you out there reading my blog share this sentiment.