Welcome to the Infinite Shelves!
Welcome to Kama Libris – the sensual pleasure of books!
Books have always been a special spiritual fetish since I can remember. Just the very physical presence of a book fills me with tranquility and contentment. I admit I’m terribly slow when it comes to reading, but once I have a book in my hands…
To touch, smell and run my fingers over the pages. Reading isolates me. Submerges me in pure bliss. I feel free to read as I please.
And in my freedom, I read in a lot of weird, impractical poses.
It’s exactly this special magic we’re trying to catch with the stories of a land where book shelves are infinite and reading poses mean everything.
Meet the Book Keepers!
Lyra, newcomer to the world of books, and Atticus, her unofficial mentor, scale the shelves to retrieve rare tomes and impossible volumes for anyone who seeks enlightenment… or has a coin or two to spare.
Each Wednesday, Diana Naneva, this project’s skilled artist, and I will guide you through one of the Sacred Reading Poses of the Book Keepers. Illustrated, these posts visualize and explain the pose, then discuss their point of origin and purpose.
Each post then ends with a snippet of story where the pose is seen in action.
Kama Libris has been one of those projects that lurked at the back of my mind for years and it never really seemed to be the best time to have a go at it. But once I went freelance and the concept had time to ferment, the idea was reborn and once my dear friend, Diana Naneva, agreed to do this with me, everything clicked in place. I don’t have any other ambition with Kama Libris than having fun and hopefully you’ll have fun.
The first post goes live on Wednesday, February 5th!