skip to Main Content


Libraries and books have always fascinated me. Growing up they served a purpose and fueled my dreams.

I lived in a place isolated from the hubbub of the world.

Being a small town in the desert, the library there reflected the utilitarian values of a farming community.  It was only when I went to school at the University of Washington that I found a spectacular temple to books.

Suzzallo Library on the campus’s Red Square is truly a place that celebrates books and reading.

The photo above shows some of the main reading room’s stained-glass windows and large suspended globe.

The hours I spent there pulled me back from my engineering classes, long hours working in a printing factory and the struggles of living.

When I feel overwhelmed by life, I remember sitting at long tables with a pile of books and being immersed in them. It gives me strength and the will to keep going.

And thanks to University of Washington Libraries for the image.

Back To Top