Lawrence Clark Powell — American Critic born on September 06, 1906, died on March 14, 2001

Lawrence Clark Powell was a librarian, literary critic, bibliographer and author of more than 100 books... (wikipedia)

We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.
Books themselves need no defense. Their spokesmen come and go, their readers live and die, they remain constant.
Write to be understood, speak to be heard, read to grow.
No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library... When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end.
What makes a book great, a so-called classic, it its quality of always being modern, of its author, though he be long dead, continuing to speak to each new generation.