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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.

IMG_6802 Athenaeum, 2nd floor reading room (ok)-1  

Boston Atheneum, Massachusetts, USA.


Old Chicago Public Library, Illinois, USA.


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


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


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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