Wednesday, 18 June 2014

BACKS OF BOOKS

The back of a market book stall.

Market.

5 comments:

Angie said...

Some heavy reading there in the middle. Interesting.

desertskyquilts said...

I don't think I ever saw books from that side!

Sara said...

So interesting how the colors of the wood on the shelves and the edges of the books are so similar! It makes for a fantastic photo.

squirrelbasket said...

Nice one! Although maybe you could argue that if the spine of the book is the "back", these are the "fronts"??
All the best :)

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Angie. Your comment makes me want to go back and find out what those thick books are - but even if I did, I expect they have either been sold or moved to other places as the stall is dismantled each evening.

Hello Desert Quilts. I agree. It's an odd angle on books.

Hello Sara - yes, that's one of the things which caught my eye . . . different shades of the same colour. Maybe there are numbers for them but I doubt they have names.

Hello Squirrel Basket. I expect there's a technical term for these 'backs' of books but I don't know what it is. 'Backs' usually refers to the underside of a book when laid flat and, as you say, when upright it ought to be the spines. Odd that it isn't a common term - especially now so many books are sold second hand on Amazon and it would be useful to know the state of these . . . er . . . 'backs'.