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August 31, 2009

Beautiful Libraries

Suzzallo Library

Wrote Justin Menard, "This is the third of three posts on beautiful libraries. This post contains the following countries: Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA and Wales."

Six of the featured libraries appear above (Suzzallo Library, Seattle, Washington, USA) and below.

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Boston Atheneum, Massachusetts, USA.

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Old Chicago Public Library, Illinois, USA.

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Riggs Library, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., USA.

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George Vanderbilt's Biltmore House Library, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.

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Jay Walker's Private Library, New England, USA.

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How can you not be inspired when "being there"?

Posted by: Joe Peach | Aug 31, 2009 5:08:14 PM

Beautiful pictures! I'd like to share one as well from the Plantin-Moretus museum in Antwerp, Belgium. This used to be the house of Christophe Plantin, publisher and printer. There were 2 libraries in the house - unfortunately I only photographed one of them. You can see the picture by scrolling down a bit on my fan page. Enjoy!

Posted by: Laurens | Aug 31, 2009 4:08:08 PM

And WHO, is Jay Walker?

Posted by: Milena | Aug 31, 2009 2:07:01 PM

This reminded me of the wondrous feeling of going to the library as a kid. Our library wasn't nearly so architecturally elaborate or grandiose, but still they seemed immense and people spoke in reverent, church-like, hushed tones.

Posted by: Rob O. | Aug 31, 2009 1:32:40 PM

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