The Bookworm by the German Painter Carl Spitzweg is one of my favorites. I know that Spitzweg is not one of the greatest painters and that some of his paintings, including this one, have risen to the high level of German Kitsch. Still, I like it. A reproduction of this picture hangs at the entrance to my collection of books at home. Note that the librarian is standing under the section called "Metaphysica."