Tuesday, October 09, 2007

First Annual Kidlitosphere Conference: Esme's Bookroom

I think it says a lot that I took so many pictures of Esme's Bookroom. It was inspiring and beautiful.

I have sometimes thought, wouldn't it be great to have one room of my home be a library? And here, it's an entire home of books. Better yet: they are not selfish books, sitting on the shelf for the owner to gaze upon. No, at Planet Esme's, its about sharing the wealth: "The primary purpose of the space is to serve as an inspiration, resource and meeting place for grown-ups who wish to deliver the best to children through read-aloud and literature-based education. Though the bookroom is primarily a resource center for adults, though we welcome well-behaved school-aged children (4 and up) who are accompanied by a guardian."

Perhaps I watch too much HGTV, but when I entered this welcoming sanctuary, this beautiful library, all I could think was: they need to do a show. No one would believe this book oasis exists!


Mary Lee said...

I'm so jealous!

Three Silly Chicks said...

Man! Wish I'd gone to Planet Esme! Thanks for posting the great pics! Great meeting you on Saturday. I really enjoyed your presentation, too.

Andrea Beaty

Laini Taylor said...

I agree -- this place should totally be featured on TV!

Jim Di Bartolo said...


Should the rest of us attendees feel insulted that you took more pictures of Esme's bookshelves than of us? Hmm. I wonder if Rob Morrow/Don Eppes had been there, would his photo count dwarf the bookshelves? Again, hmm...

Hope you're having a great week!!


Liz B said...

I am giggling like a 12 year old about the RM/DE aspect.

Esme Raji Codell said...

Liz, I am totally blushing! Thank you so much for posting all the lovely photos and generous comments, they made me jealous of myself. I love your blog and I'm so honored to have the Bookroom featured here. It was great meeting you in a real place outside of cyberspace, hope I'll have the pleasure again soon!

Anonymous said...

Great Job Esme!

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