Love this. It reminds me of the quote that 'boredom denotes a lack of inner resources' It's so true. Just because there's no external resources around to use up our time, doesn't mean there's 'nothing' to do. There's our mind, ever-waiting, ever-eager to try new things, to learn new things, to indulge itself in the food of the printed word: i.e. reading.
Yes, how can boredom exist when there are books around?! Books kick boredom's ass. All you need do is open one and behold a new world. As simple as that.
So next time you hear someone complaining they're 'bored', you know what to tell them (or better still, give them).