Yesterday’s post got me thinking about how people gather their books together in libraries. There are as many ways to make a library as there are people – here’s some inspiration.
If you like a bit of gold leaf to illuminate your collection this one’s for you. The Joanina Library is a Baroque library situated in the heights of the historic centre of the University of Coimbra, by the university tower. in the civil parish of Coimbra, municipality of Coimbra, district of the same name.
Impressive, but not my idea of cosy. Perhaps a bit more plain wood?
Trinity College Library in Ireland has more of a serious reader vibe but maybe there’s a bit too much wood here.
This one belongs to Woody Allen – cosy but a bit sparse on books.
Professor Richard A Macksey is more my kind of guy – Macksey by name, maxi by nature. Sometimes there’s only room for a few giants of the literary world:
like here in the Kansas City Library. Other cities do cool too – Stuttgart, for instance.
Brrrrrrrrrrrr. But when it’s as hot as the Gobi Desert it takes dedication and a camel to get the library to children:
Sometimes a donkey does the job:
Love the name – Biblioburros. All sorts of vehicles serve as mobile libraries.
This mobile library shaped like a tank contains approximately 900 books and wanders the streets of Buenos Aires “attacking its people with knowledge”. The brainchild of artist Raul Lemesoff, the vehicle is actually made out of a 1979 Ford Falcon which Lemesoff regularly restocks to provide people with free books too.
Whatever the size, shape, colour or theme you choose
every home should have a library – or library corner – or library bookcase, or book-shelf.