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Best quotes about sharing books

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When I was young most books I read were borrowed from friends and family. I don’t recall ever borrowing a book from the library until I was almost eighteen years old. Maybe that is why I love sharing books. For me it makes no sense to have hundreds or thousands of books on bookshelves that no one reads. Of course, I am proud of the books I own and love to see my book shelves full of them, but seeing books lying on my bookshelf gathering dust just doesn’t feel right. I believe in sharing knowledge through sharing books. That’s  what inspires me to collect the best quotes about sharing books and is one of the reasons why I am developing BoocShare to help people like me to share, borrow, lend and track their books for free.

The best quotes about sharing books:

  1. “You are not done with a book until you pass it to another reader.” - Donalyn Miller Click To Tweet
  2. “Books should go where they will be most appreciated, and not sit unread, gathering dust on a forgotten shelf, don't you agree?” ― Christopher Paolini Click To Tweet
  3. “My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” ― Abraham Lincoln Click To Tweet
  4. “A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.” ― Henry Miller Click To Tweet
  5. “I enjoy sharing my books as I do my friends, asking only that you treat them well and see them safely home.” ― Ernest Morgan Click To Tweet
  6. “A good reader should always have two books with him: one to read, the other one to lend.” - Gabrielle Dubois Click To Tweet
  7. “If you truly love a book, you should sleep with it, write in it, read aloud from it, and fill its pages with muffin crumbs.” ― Anne Fadiman Click To Tweet
  8. “We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.” – Jules Verne Click To Tweet

This list is a work in progress. I hope to add more quotes in the future as I continue to learn more about the benefits of sharing books and discover new ways to connect local book lovers. If you love quotes about reading books, check out my other blog post “100 of best quotes about reading books“.

How about sharing your best quotes?

Please post your favourite quotes or articles about sharing books in the comments below. Also register on BoocShare to easily share books with other book lovers in our local area.

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