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Wolfville, Nova Scotia. When we are old, we can open one. Bar in the corner, comfy seats and lights everywhere. Quiet music. A membership card that allows one to check out books. A snackbar that serves baked goods and coffees and teas (and allows shots of whiskey, rum, or liquers in the hot drinks!). ... This must be my future business.
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This would be a fun place to visit.... The Library Pub 472 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Reading Room Facebook post on 2/5/14
Where is this place? It sounds like heaven.
The Library Pub, 472 Main Street, Nova Scotia, Canada. Road trip?
great idea!! (except for the spilling of liquid onto books.....)
I want a book shed!
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A little house for books. Or, an outhouse book house. Which is, of course, genius.
Porn for book lovers. Bookshelf Porn celebrates our love of books, libraries, bookstores and bookcases by showcasing the best bookshelf photos from around the world. For people that ❤ bookshelves.
Shed turned library ---- or is it an outhouse (since they are commonly called reading rooms).
25 Things I Learned From Opening a Bookstore 1. People are getting rid of bookshelves. Treat the money you budgeted for shelving as found money. Go to garage sales and cruise the curbs. 2. While you’re drafting that business plan, cut your projected profits in half. People are getting rid of bookshelves. 3. If someone comes in and asks where to find the historical fiction, they’re not looking for classics, they want the romance section. 4. If someone comes in and says they read a little of everything, they also want the romance section. 5. If someone comes in and asks for a recommendation and you ask for the name of a book that they liked and they can’t think of one, the person is not really a reader. Recommend Nicholas Sparks. 6. Kids will stop by your store on their way home from school if you have a free bucket of kids books. If you also give out free gum, they’ll come every day and start bringing their friends. 7. If you put free books outside, cookbooks will be gone in the first hour and other non-fiction books will sit there for weeks. Except in warm weather when people are having garage sales. Then someone will back their car up and take everything, including your baskets. 8. If you put free books outside, someone will walk in every week and ask if they’re really free, no matter how many signs you put out . Someone else will walk in and ask if everything in the store is free. 9. No one buys self help books in a store where there’s a high likelihood of personal interaction when paying. Don’t waste the shelf space, put them in the free baskets. 10. This is also true of sex manuals. The only ones who show an interest in these in a small store are the gum chewing kids, who will find them no matter how well you hide them. 11. Under no circumstances should you put the sex manuals in the free baskets. Parents will show up. 12. People buying books don’t write bad checks. No need for ID’s. They do regularly show up having raided the change jar. 13. If you have a bookstore that shares a parking lot with a beauty shop that caters to an older clientele, the cars parked in your lot will always be pulled in at an angle even though it’s not angle parking. 14. More people want to sell books than buy them, which means your initial concerns were wrong. You will have no trouble getting books, the problem is selling them. Plus a shortage of storage space for all the Readers Digest books and encyclopedias that people donate to you. 15. If you open a store in a college town, and maybe even if you don’t, you will find yourself as the main human contact for some strange and very socially awkward men who were science and math majors way back when. Be nice and talk to them, and ignore that their fly is open. 16. Most people think every old book is worth a lot of money. The same is true of signed copies and 1st editions. There’s no need to tell them they’re probably not ensuring financial security for their grandkids with that signed Patricia Cornwell they have at home. 17. There’s also no need to perpetuate the myth by pricing your signed Patricia Cornwell higher than the non-signed one. 18. People use whatever is close at hand for bookmarks—toothpicks, photographs, kleenex, and the very ocassional fifty dollar bill, which will keep you leafing through books way beyond the point where it’s pr0ductive. 19. If you’re thinking of giving someone a religious book for their graduation, rethink. It will end up unread and in pristine condition at a used book store, sometimes with the fifty dollar bill still tucked inside. (And you’re off and leafing once again). 20. If you don’t have an AARP card, you’re apparently too young to read westerns. 21. A surprising number of people will think you’ve read every book in the store and will keep pulling out volumes and asking you what this one is about. These are the people who leave without buying a book, so it’s time to have some fun. Make up plots. 22. Even if you’re a used bookstore, people will get huffy when you don’t have the new release by James Patterson. They are the same people who will ask for a discount because a book looks like it’s been read. 23. Everyone has a little Nancy Drew in them. Stock up on the mysteries. 24. It is both true and sad that some people do in fact buy books based on the color of the binding. 25. No matter how many books you’ve read in the past, you will feel woefully un-well read within a week of opening the store. You will also feel wise at having found such a good way to spend your days.
This reading spot comes via my friend @Kathryn Shay
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Athena cabin should have this outside their cabin and Athena keeps it replenished with new books when they come out.
Book vending machine! Best idea ever!
Book vending machine at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport
This. Is. Perfection. <<<< Moooooooommm, why does Stockholm get all the good book things?! America just has Twinkies in our vending machines. It's not fair!
Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal usually makes the various lists of The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.
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Another view of perhaps the most beautiful bookstore in the world. Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal usually makes the various lists of The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store. This is definitely somewhere I would go on vacation..a book store!! Heaven!
Old Church Converted into a Modern Bookstore - My Modern Metropolis
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Igreja dominicana do séc. XIII é transformada em uma filial da livraria Selexyz, em Maastricht, na Holanda. / A Selexyz bookstore, in Maastricht, Netherlands. Originally a Dominicanen church.
Old Church Converted into a Modern Library - Maastricht, Holland
Contrasts. Seleyx Dominicanen Maastricht project : A library in a church built in 1294. By Merkx + Girod
The El Ateneo Bookstore on Santa Fe near Callao, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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El Ateneo bookstore in Buenos Aires -- redone opera house!! **hyperventilates & checks plane ticket prices**
This beauty is a book store called El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Apparently you can have coffee on the stage. << (Only thing better than a great bookstore or a great theatre is a great bookstore IN a great theatre. Swoon)
Oh my gosh! The real Beauty and the Beast library :)
The El Ateneo Av. Santa Fe 1860, Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America
landscape photography wallpaper.
"Camera Obscura" by Abelardo Morell #art #photography #pleasure
Fantastic camera obscura image of a Florence, Italy landscape reflected against the bookcased wall. This photographer's portfolio is pretty amazing.
These bookshelves look like they are outdoors, but they are actually in front of glass walls!! (Source: kartoonbluejay, via involvescats) via book lovers never go to bed alone
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The Book Room at Wimpole.
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Lovely, graceful and peaceful place to search for and read books!
The Book Room at Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire. The plasterwork in the foreground dates from the James Gibbs phase of the room, while the elliptical arches were designed by John Soane. ©National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel
Biblioteca Moreniana, Florence, Italie
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La Biblioteca Moreniana de Florencia.
La Biblioteca Moreniana di Firenze
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beautiful library! #books
Stowe House Library by Canis Major, via Flickr. Part of the library in Stowe House, Buckinghamshire. The library is still used by pupils at Stowe School so the books are not all as antiquated as in many old houses.
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Stowe House Library (by Canis Major)
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corridor. #reading, #books
Brasenose College Library, Oxford. This is seriously a beautiful library.
The George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore, Maryland
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15 Dream Libraries: George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland]
George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland, USA #books
George Peabody Library - Baltimore, Maryland. If I had known this place existed before my wedding... I would still be engaged and saving up for the $6,000 rental fee. I mean, seriously. It's a real-life version of the library in Beauty and the Beast!
George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland (we had our wedding reception here!)
Mortlock Library - Adelaide, South Australia.
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“Mortlock Library”, biblioteca en Adelaida (Australia).
Mortlock Library - Adelaide, South Australia. This should be my home library!!
Biblioteca Mortlock en Adelaida, Australia.
Mortlock Library - Adelaide, South Australia. #Adelaide #australia #architecture #library
Duluth Public Library, Minnesota, entrance
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Duluth Public Library, Minnesota. #reading, #books. #libraries
The entrance of the Duluth Public Library, Minnesota. Add to my must see places.
Entrada na Biblioteca Publica de Duluth, ,Minnesota. The entrance of the Duluth Public Library, Minnesota
Duluth Public Library entrance, Duluth, Minnesota
Brentwood Library - Once upon a time...
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Brentwood Public Library (Tennesse). Children's Department
this would be awesome as a child's room
Brentwood Library Image is of the doorway to the Story Room, the walls of which look like giant books sculpted with scenes from the story on their covers and with an awning made to resemble an open book facedown over the walkway, the opening lines of a fairy tale glowing from it.
This is where I read to the kids in my book store I work at want
Brentwood Library - Once upon a time... Now that is a story time room :)
Brentwood Library Children's Department (Sep, 2009) © BRENTWOOD LIBRARY (Tennessee, USA) via Picasa......Every school should be given the money to do this to their library....oh and I want this in my house too. :-)
Brentwood Library Children's Department (Sep, 2009) © BRENTWOOD LIBRARY (Tennessee, USA). I would have just moved in here if I'd had this as a kid.
Everett Public Library
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these giant books cover up an electrical transformer in front of a library.
A Book Cover for an Eyesore (Craig Skotdal covering an electrical transformer in front of Library Place apartments (adjacent to Everett Public Library) in Everett, WA
What else would you cover an electrical transformer that sits in front of the Library Place apartments, and is adjacent to the Everett Public Library, then with a book sculpture?
Big Books from Goodwill Librarian FB
The Trinity Library, Dublin, Ireland.
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The Long Room The Trinity Library, Dublin Ireland . Reminds me of the library in Beaty and the beast
The Long Room in the Trinity Library - Dublin, Ireland. #heaven I've been in Trinity College and it's really this beautiful!!
I think I had a dream about this place once... (The Long Room, Trinity Library, Dublin, Ireland.)
The Long Room in Trinity Library, Dublin, Ireland. What I remember most about Trinity College-- Looking all over the place for Ang's passport!
Heavenly…. The Trinity Library, Dublin, Ireland - The Trinity College Library, located at Trinity College, Dublin, is the largest library in Ireland. As a "copyright library", it has legal deposit rights for material published in the Republic of Ireland; it is also the only Irish library to hold such rights for the United Kingdom. The library is also the permanent home to the famous Book of Kells.
El Ateneo, Guinness World Record Library in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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El Ateneo Bookstore, Buenos Aires, Argentina, my favorite place in Bs.As.!!
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El Ateneo Bookstore in Buenos Aires. First a theatre than a book store.
The bookstore El Ateneo in Buenos Aires, Argentina | #Photography #Books #Bookstore #ElAteneo #BuenosAires #Argentina #Places |
'Classic Tails' tapestry features some of the feline paintings of Charles M. Wysocki, Jr. (1928 – 2002) who was an American painter famous for his cats. The first one in the series is "Frederick the Literate," (1992)"Remington the Well-Read," and "Max in the Stacks" came after. Wysocki's works depict a stylized version of American life of yesteryear. While some of his works show horseless carriages, most depict the horse and buggy era.
Classic Tails by Charles Wysocki
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•(♥)•Will frame this for my room. Love,love, love books. Love computers and everything that lets you live in your head a lot. Love Chessire parties.
Classic Tails Library Books Cats Tapestry Wall Hanging -- Classic Tails by Charles Wysocki
Classic Tails Library Cats Wall Tapestry I MUST HAVE THIS
One of the library shelves in....painting by Charles Wysocki
Classic Tails by Charles Wysocki TWO Of My FAVORITE THINGS......
Baldwin Book Barn, West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Baldwins Book Shop, West Chester, Pennsylvania. Have to find this place
Baldwin Book Barn -many a day spent roaming up and down and all around the gorgeous old barn
Wish I knew something about this cute/strange place! | Thanks to Bernard Ryefield, I now know it's Baldwin's Book Barn. :)
Books, AND a cool door?
The Lello Library in Porto, Portugal
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Books worthy of a red carpet and a grand staircase :O YES I WANT
The Lello bookstore in Porto, Portugal (open since 1906) - ive decided i don't want a spiral staircase anymore
Amazing Stairs at Lello Bookstore in Porto, Portugal. It was inaugurated in 1906.
Capitol Law Library, via Flickr.
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The amazing Iowa Capitol Law Library
Law library and spiral stairs
Spiral Staircase, State Law Library, Iowa
Capitol Law Library, spiral staircase
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My future house
8536d681f28f66caa54226bbccc05e6b.jpg (375×500) Great book recommendations
HEAVEN. One day this will be in my house.
Dream library for my home
Whoa! Bookworm Heaven! #bookshelves #books
Round shelves. #books #shelves #read #library
A mountain of good reads... ooh heaven
Chained library at Chetham Library in Manchester, England, The oldest public library in the English-speaking world. Chetham Library in Manchester, England,