There's a dedication in a book (I can't remember which book it came from!) that I absolutely love:
Bookshops are time machines, spaceships, story-makers, secret-keepers, dragon-tamers, dream-catchers, fact-finders, and safe places.
Dragon has, in one way or another, already learned how awesome books are. Some of my favorite moments include peeking in on him and seeing him with a stack of books on his bed, happily and quietly looking through them.
Occasionally, thanks to Dragon, I'll discover a new use for books. .... One I'd never even considered before.
Like a perfect tunnel for a traffic jam of cars, of course.
I'd definitely like to think that creative books do indeed beget more creativity. ... Even if it's not of a literary nature.