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Some rather grand ones here:
and then you get to 'Hereford Cathedral Chained Library, Hereford, England (Rare books were once kept chained to the bookshelf to prevent stealing.'
i love the smell of libraries and old books, even if i do get allergies from the dust mites, it's wellworth it, so much history, some of it significant, and other bits between a few people who read or wrote the books or papers.
i'd love to lose myself in some of them for a good long time :D
slighty frowsy and musty with the stagnant but sweet air of leatherbound volumes and archaic heating systems and floor polish mixed together. I always wanted to fall in love in a library and 'technically' the second time I saw Rachel was in a library. But it was built in 1977 so it was disagreeable to my senses.
you couldn't just swan in and ask the friendly librarian for the latest Laura Wolfe novel now could you.
I used to go to my local library and get Agatha Christie books out. I remember the librarian being impressed when I confirmed that yes, they were for me. She was obviously impressed at my advance reading age, or something.
I thought of this as I started reading an Agatha Christie book last week. My life and intelligence has moved nowhere in 16 years.
Nice buildings though, them. No Agatha Christie in there.
I used my local library to read through every single Dick Francis book one Uni summer. No intellectual, I!
I don't think so
i work in one.
someday i will be a librarian.