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For his Malibu beachfront retreat, designer and antiques dealer Richard Shapiro envisioned a home, he told AD, with “the look, age, and aura of a very old, windswept structure from the Mediterranean or the Aegean.” A daybed covered in stylishly mismatched stripes is tucked into a corner of the denlike library; the table is 15th-century Italian, and the painting is by Shapiro. (April 2011)

Libraries to dream, think, read, contemplate, marvel, wonder, ponder, solve, nap, and drift off into the abyss.