Santa Rosa, California Public Library, circa 1920...wonder if this is the one in hitchcock's 'shadow of a doubt'.... California Public, Santa Rosa California, Rosasonoma Countywin, Historical Santa, Santa Rosa Sonoma, Libraries Postcards, Rosa Sonoma County Win, Public Libraries, Santa Rosasonoma
The crazy, beautiful, idiosyncratic bookstores of Los Angeles Los Angeles has glorious beaches, stunning cityscapes and more than its share of highly photogenic human beings. And though it may not be known for its bookstores, they too are out of this world. http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-los-angeles-bookstores-20141112-story.html
Los Angeles has glorious beaches, stunning cityscapes and more than its share of highly photogenic human beings. And though it may not be known for its bookstores, they too are out of this world.
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walking through a tunnel of books in the Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles. The Labyrinth features a massive, chaotic, maze-like space housing more than 100,000 used books,. It features doors that lead nowhere, time-travel portholes looking into an artist's rendition of outer space, and "secret passage ways" leading into hidden book rooms.
American Public Libraries, Great and Small. A project by photographer Robert Dawson
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Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries: Robert Dawson has been photographing public libraries across the country for almost 20 years. And now, just in time for National Library Week, he has published his photos in a new book called The Public Library.
Robert Dawson spent 18 years travelling across the United States to photograph hundreds of public libraries. Above: Library built by ex-slaves, Allensworth, California, 1995. Allen Allensworth began his remarkable life as a slave in Kentucky in 1842. He later became a petty officer in the US Navy, a Baptist minister, and a chaplain in the US Army. He founded the California Colony of Allensworth, which existed for several years during the early part of the twentieth century in Tulare County. The library is a re-creation of the original, in what is now called Col. Allensworth State Historic Park. The Public Library - A Photographic Essay By Robert Dawson Princeton Architectural Press (£21.99)
10 beautiful Australian libraries – in pictures Craigieburn library in Hume, Victoria has been named public library of the year following a cross-continent competition by the Danish Agency for Culture. Judges called it a “democratic meeting place, open to diversity and interaction”. From opulent state buildings to state-of-the-art university architecture, here are nine more amazing libraries across Australia – which would you add to the list?
America's 10 Most Unique Libraries
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America's 10 Most Unique Libraries (PHOTOS)
Library, Death Valley National Park Photo-. Is it still operating? I feel the need to go here on our next trip now. Inter-library loan has got to be a godsend in that place!
10 Distinctive American Libraries That Give Books A Good Home *Library, Death Valley National Park, California, 2009
Library, Death Valley National Park, California, 2009 This remote library in a trailer is the only library for hundreds of miles. The roof is shaded to lessen the intense summer heat in one the hottest places on earth. The Public Library - A Photographic Essay By Robert Dawson Princeton Architectural Press (£21.99)
Sappho Books & Cafe, Sydney | Possibly the closest you can get to Paris’ Shakespeare & Co. here in Australia. This second hand bookshop in Glebe is filled with your favourite classics, new releases and everything in between. The two story converted townhouse is any bibliophile’s dream, and there is a kick-ass cafe and wine bar in the back where you can flick through your recent purchases.
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17 Spectacular Bookshops In Australia To See Before You Die | Great article but it didn't include my Brisbane favourite, Black Cat Bookshop
17 Spectacular Bookshops In Australia To See Before You Die Bucket List? I think yes.
17 Spectacular Bookshops In Australia To See Before You Die A bookstore tour of countries Australia, Ireland England....Bliss!
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14 New York City Bookstores You Should Visit Before You Die
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Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway and 12th Street
Need an NYC escape? You might as well be surrounded by books!
Community Post: 14 New York City Bookstores You Should Visit Before You Die. Even though it isn't a bookstore, I'm adding Jefferson Market Library here just for my memory's sake.
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The Strand Book Store on Broadway at 12th Street in Manhattan did big business this holiday season. Monday (23 Dec 2013) saw the biggest sales in 86 years for legendary seller of new and used books.
6 NYC Independent Bookstores That Are Thriving
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Hermosa Beach bookstore we all loved.
View outside of my office :) Either Or bookstore Hermosa Beach California.
Best book store ever!
"Hermosa Beach was home of the quirky Either/Or bookstore, the radical counter-cultural center of the L.A. beach cities. It was nice to mill around and read books you couldn't afford to buy. After many decades on the same street, Either/Or finally closed in 1999. Some of us will always remember it as the best independent bookstore ever, along with a California beach lifestyle that seems almost unbelievable now." From "Feathers and Flowers: Hermosa Beach reminiscence," photos from the 1970s.
The Coolest Places On Earth To Read A Book
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The 213 ft (65 m) long Long Room at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, built between 1712 and 1732, and contains 200,000 of the library's oldest books.
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The Long Room, Dublin, Ireland The main chamber of the Dublin's Old Library is filled with 200,000 of the library's oldest books. The room is lined with marble busts of some of history's best philosophers and writers, so readers are always in good company.
the Long Room in Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland
Cincinnati public library, 1874.
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Public Library of Cincinnati, 1920s; beautiful old libraries filled with books
LOST BEAUTY. Interior of the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County “Old Main” Building (1874). J.W. McLaughlin, Architect. Photographer unknown. PLCH began in 1802 as a subscription library. In 1853, it officially became the Cincinnati Public Library. In 1874, this building was constructed on Vine St between Sixth & Seventh St and was then considered the most magnificent public library building in the country. Site in use until 1955. I dream about places that look like this.
A man browsing and taking a book off the shelf in Cincinnati Public old main cavernous Library in 1874. Photo by: Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. The library was demolished in 1955. (@Mary Powers Fitzgerald Georgia In Pics on Twitter)
This is a part of my personal heaven - look at all those books!! A man taking a book off the shelf in Cincinnati main library in 1874. Photo by: Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
Is your home looking a bit boring? Here are some awesome and geeky bookshelf designs that think outside the box. I don't understand the upside down one...
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Sometimes 9gag has really cool home accent ideas. I am so in love with the piano book shelves!
Chicago Public Library Named Nation's Best Urban Public Library System In New Study
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Chicago Public Library Named Nation's Best Urban Public Library System In New Study. Congrats to our fellow Chicagoans!
11 Incredible Bookcases For People Who Really, Really Love Their Books
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Really awesome bookshelves! Zelli Library: A Moroccan Inspired Bookshelf Design
22 Bookshelves Ideas That Will Please Every Type of Reader
amazing and sculptural book shelf concept. I envision using them in a full circle, as a mandala, for my future, in-home, yoga studio, for my yoga books. There, that's decided!
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Younes Duret "Minizelli" bookshelves (inspired by moroccan design)
Nation's first bookless public library system opens in San Antonio - “looks like an orange-hued Apple store and is stocked with 10,000 e-books, 500 e-readers, 48 computers, and 20 iPads and laptops.”
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Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future
Is a library without books the future? A bookless library sounds like a paradox but in San Antonio, Texas, it's a thriving reality. America's first digital public library, BiblioTech, opened in Bexar County in the fall. There are no paperbacks or hardcovers here, but e-readers, tablets, rows of iMacs, touch screen tables, & even Xbox 360 Kinects. The library deals primarily in e-books but if you don't have your own device, you can borrow one of their 600 basic e-readers. Download up to 5 books..
Take a peek at the world's most exquisite libraries
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Discover Magnificent Libraries Worldwide Containing Immense Wealth Of human knowledge (Photo Gallery)
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Strahov Abbey library, Prague, Czech Republic - from a new book The Library: A World History by Dr James Campbell of Cambridge University
Libraries! Gorgeous, fabulous libraries to see from around the world. Nerd Trip!
Santa Rosa, California Public Library, circa 1920...wonder if this is the one in hitchcock's 'shadow of a doubt'....
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The Lost Art of Library Postcard / Jason Diamond + Flavorwire | #neverforget
Maple Street Books, New Orleans, LA ::: Maple Street has been a New Orleans institution since the 1960s, and has two locations to serve the locals and tourists.
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45 american independent bookstores to support this holiday season (and always). Good list. Some well known, such as City Lights and Powell's, but also others which are not.
The Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, Italy The first-floor entrance lobby to the Biblioteca Marciana (completed in 1564) in Venice is reached by a dramatic and richly decorated staircase from an outside doorway in the center of the grand facade facing the Doge's Palace. Since 1596 the vestibule has housed the Grimani Collection of sculpture. Beyond is the reading room, one of the finest rooms in Venice.
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James WP Campbell: For the last 3 years, Will Pryce the architectural photographer and I went to 85 of the world's greatest libraries in 21 countries. The result: The Library: A World History (Chicago University Press), the most complete account of library buildings to date. HuffPost\ The Biblioteca Marciana in Venice, Italy
biblioteca marciana I remember being here in 2011 and I signed the guest book.
Parmly Billings Library Acquisitions Librarian Karen Stevens has written a book about Montana ghosts, in which she devotes an entire chapter to the library’s various haunts that she has investigated: the dark-haired woman in the basement; strange whistling and a male ghost wearing jeans and work boots on the second floor; a white shape that moves outside the windows on the fifth floor; and odd movements in the book stacks of the Montana Room.
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Parmly Billings Library | The 10 Most Haunted Libraries In America ;-$
9 Hotel Libraries That Bring Books To Life
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9 Hotel Libraries (And Library Hotels) That Bring Books To Life. Oh, what a vacation that would be!
11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World.
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The library in the Historical Museum of Resistance, Sant’Anna di Stazzema, Italy Photo Credit: Pietro Savorelli
This Denmark library is tucked inside the Metropol shopping mall, but the free-spirited interior design by Bosch & Fjord makes it a playful oasis away from consumer drones. The red “tape” that runs throughout the library acts as a fun decoration and occasional bookshelf. Bold colors and organic shapes (especially the furniture) “encourage playfulness, surprises, and most of all a place to be.”
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The Most Playful Libraries in the World: the Hjørring Library a cheerful reader’s paradise. Denmark.
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Love the book shelf and the chair! Nils Holger Moormann
Cool reading chair, surrounded by books
This wouldn't just be the book room for my mom, it would probably be her bedroom.
The Los Angeles Central Library is the largest public library in the western region of the United States. Built in 1926 by Bertram Goodhue, the building’s architecture is intended to infer the illumination of learning - thus it incorporates stylistic elements most apparently from ancient Egypt, one of history’s most enlightened civilisations. The façade is reminiscent of a ziggurat, with geometric and symbolic motifs throughout the building (photo © Sheila Thompson)
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The L.A. Central Public Library is honestly one of the most beautiful buildings ever.
LA City Library is not only an architectural and historical treasure, it also provides a wonderful place to hide among a fortress of books and other literary resources!
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"Dewey" ever love the library! Especially the Grand Central Library in Downtown LA - a great spot for kids to check out people and history along with their books.
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