Today was a little miracle! I realized that I would finally be able to get over to the South Asian library at the University of Minnesota -- and my goodness, it was I N C R E D I B L E. I found some amazing books on the history of printing and writing, took a bunch of photos, and will hopefully be able to go back for more before it closes up for the summer!
Above, one of many amazingly colorful Gujarati book covers, from a new Flickr set. The images I collected today have put all of my other ones to shame. But that's good! (Sorry they're kind of off-kilter, I was blindly shooting because the library was closing!) Oh gosh, seriously, these covers are my favorite things in the world. Ohhhh my. I'm sure more will follow!