A book is a catch all wonderful item.
Book as learning tool,
Book as conveyer of knowledge across time and space,
Book as Tardis,
Book as solace for a hurting soul, or agent for change.
Book as companion,
Book as a handy heavy item to throw, or to prop up an uneven table.
Book as shield for unwanted conversation
Book as starter of interesting friendships,
Lordy, I love me a book.
Value Added Extra:
this is where I cut my teeth- it is the perfect Library, all others bow before The Redwood.