This space is for you. Consider it the online equivalent of our cozy bookstore, small and intimate, warm and inviting, perfect for quiet moments spent escaping the noise of the everyday. Here we can recharge our introvert energy and rekindle the fire in our deeply dreaming hearts. This is a welcoming harbor for you, the one whom everyone calls “bookworm”, where you can connect with your joy of reading and surround yourself with the things that make you come so brightly to life. Whatever dreams you want to dream, whichever far off places you want to visit, we hope you find a special corner of this space that you can tuck yourself into, whether you’re in the mood to read John Tolkien or John Green, Elizabeth Gaskell or Elizabeth Gilbert. We hope you find something new to read or find that familiar spark of reacquainting yourself with an old favorite. We hope you’re reminded of the infinite possibilities of books, and how they teach us to never give up on being curious, to never give up on being creative, and to never give up on being ourselves. And we hope you discover in this small place a retreat you can return to again and again. Make yourself a cup of tea, make yourself comfortable, and enjoy. You are most welcome.
From the 1930s through the 1960s a group of writers would meet every Tuesday afternoon in the back room of the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford. The collection of notable scholars was known as the Inklings, and their party is chiefly noted for including J.R.R. Tolkien, universally remembered as the author of The Lord of the Rings, and C.S. Lewis, the father of the beloved Chronicles of Narnia series. They were joined by visionary writers such as Charles Williams, Owen Barfield, Warren Lewis, Christopher Tolkien, and Hugo Dyson, among others. The Inklings would meet to read from their current projects, to drink beer, and to discuss literature at large. It’s said that the informal meetings of their society greatly affected the world of literature, and their legacy is carried on by new “Inklings” who meet to revel in the enlightenment and artistry of books, both in Oxford and abroad…
Dear Reader, Literary Inklings