Monday, February 13, 2012


Libraries of the Mind

 ~ Computers and other digital devices have repurposed a lot of venerable words, like "library". Still, the originals have value, especially when it comes to anyone who still loves the experience of reading an actual book. And especially in the world's singular libraries, one of which we are fortunate to have right here in Seattle:

Suzzalo Library, University of Washington, Seattle

Check out these pictures of some of the world's most amazing and intricately detailed libraries. Even better than these, of course, are those that are pictured only in historical memory, like at Alexandria, or in literature, like in Hermann Hesse's Journey to the East. Long could I linger in a book, in a library, in a book, in a library...

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