19 Lit Pick 19 19 loc.gov/shop | 1.888.682.3557 | M–F 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST inspired by books | 18 LOC ‘I cannot live without books’ Thomas Jefferson wrote this sentiment in a brief letter to John Adams, referring to the sale of his personal library to Congress. Congress paid $23,950 to Jefferson for 6,487 volumes covering diverse subject matters. Jefferson understood his book collection’s intangible value, stating “There is, in fact, no subject to which a member of Congress may not have occasion to refer,” establishing the principle of acquisition for the Library of Congress. ‘I Cannot Live Without Books’ Wooden Sign Jefferson’s profound statement to John Adams can now be simply displayed in your home or office. Made in USA. 16"w. x 5"l. 21508149 $16.95 On These Walls A lavishly illustrated guide to the architecture, symbolism, and art found throughout the Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and James Madison Memorial Buildings of the Library of Congress. Written by John Y. Cole. Softcover, 128 pages. 21107160 Orig. $19.95. Holiday Price $15.99 ‘I Cannot Live Without Books’ Infinity Scarf Wrap yourself in the entire letter Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams on June 10, 1815. Features the famous quote about his love of books, hand silk-screened on double-faced 100% cotton jersey. Made in USA. 65" circumference. 21302469 $49.95 Embroidered Fleece Jacket This soft fleece jacket keeps bookworms cozy. Embroidered with Thomas Jefferson’s quote “I cannot live without books.” Full-length zipper, anti-pilling. 100% polyester. Imported. Generously sized. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL 21303025 $39.95 ’I Cannot Live Without Books‘ Bookmark Our solid brass bookmark features an enameled bookshelf with an embossed book quote. Made in USA. 3.75"l. x 1"w. 21502025 $10.95 Waxed Canvas Vintage Bag Carry all your books and more in this durable waxed canvas bag. Leather patch has stamped book quote. Five interior-lined fabric pockets and one large exterior pocket. Reclaimed leather straps, closures, and patch. Vintage fabric lining will vary. Made in USA. 10.5"l. x 16"w. x 6"d.; shoulder straps, 45"l. 21301019 $240.00 ‘I Cannot Live Without Books’ Earrings A different spin on Jefferson’s famous quote forms these earrings. Silver electroplated on solid brass. Pierced. Made in USA. Approx. 2"l. 21507105 $25.00 Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library Stoneware Mug Our glazed pottery mug features a raised signature detail with the cupola of our Thomas Jefferson Building and the Library’s logo. Dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe. Handmade in USA. 14-oz. capacity. 4.5"h. 21505426 $25.95 Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive Library of Congress Exclusive