"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of
—Jorge Luis Borges, "Poema de los Dones"
What is paradise? What is heaven?
These questions have teased theological minds, great and small, for millennia. Though Jesus answered Pilate, "My kingdom is not from this world" (John 8:36 NRS), there are earthly places that offer a taste of the serenity and riches we imagine heaven offers. Some are libraries, some are bookstores. Enjoy. -jkb