Banner Photo Credit
The photo used for the banner here is adapted (cropped to fit and the text added) from a photo of a bookstore in Amsterdam taken by Mor (bcnbits), an amateur photographer in Barcelona who is generous in sharing his pictures for non-commercial use.
You can read more about him at Flicker here.
See the original photo here.
And can see a stream of his 1000+ photos here.
Worth a look—-gorgeous photos.