Wednesday, October 18, 2006


boing boing posts on libraries:
Mmmm, smell the leather. And get a load of that rack. Images from "Libraries," a book of photographs by Candida Höfer documenting the very lovely insides of great libraries around the world.
The link.

There is something about libraries that is wonderful... especially the older libraries... with the wonderful smell of leather.

Here some additional links:

The obligatory Wiki round-up on the subject.

A history of private, royal, imperial, monastic and public libraries

Survivor: The History of the Library from History magazine.

Libraries & culture from University of Texas Press.

And the tangentially related The Briar Press page: Eleven Presses That Made History

I use Library Thing as my on-line library tracker.

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