When our ferry was delayed on our way to the South Island we spent an hour or so exploring the Beehive grounds and walking the streets near the ferry. I took a photo of this sign in a book store – a great advertisement for the worth of books! In case you can’t read it clearly enough, I’ll write it out.
“Books are masters who instruct us without rods or ferules, without words or grumpy looks, without bread or money. If you approach them, they are not asleep; if you seek them, they do not hide; if you blunder, they do not scold; if you are ignorant, they do not laugh at you.”