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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A visitor walks through a tunnel of books in the Labyrinth on the second floor of the Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles. The Labyrinth features a massive, chaotic, maze-like space housing more than 100,000 used books, all at $1 each. 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.
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.
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American Public Libraries, Great and Small. A project by photographer Robert Dawson
A library built by former slaves; Allensworth, California. “Public Library: A Photographic Essay,” by Robert Dawson, Princeton Architectural Press, 2014.
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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10 Distinctive American Libraries That Give Books A Good Home *Library, Death Valley National Park, California, 2009
Library, Death Valley National Park, CA. Photo: Robert Dawson
America's 10 Most Unique Libraries (PHOTOS)
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)
17 Spectacular Bookshops In Australia To See Before You Die Bucket List? I think yes.
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17 Spectacular Bookshops In Australia To See Before You Die | Great article but it didn't include Brisbane favourite, Black Cat Bookshop
Sappho Books Cafe, Sydney | 17 Spectacular Bookshops In Australia To See Before You Die
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17 Spectacular Bookshops In Australia To See Before You Die A bookstore tour of countries Australia, Ireland England....Bliss!
14 New York City Bookstores You Should Visit Before You Die
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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.
Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway and 12th Street
14 Bookstores to Visit in NYC
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.
Some rad NYC bookstores...
Need an NYC escape? You might as well be surrounded by books!
Three Lives Bookstore NYC
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6 NYC Independent Bookstores That Are Thriving - Three Lives, the West Village bookstore, on the corner of West 10th in a former grocery story, runs on a modest profit — enough to pay his bills, meet his payroll, & keep stock current but not much more.
Bucking the Trend: How to Make an Independent Bookstore Thrive
Beautiful Vintage Photos of Bygone Bookstores
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"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.
Hermosa Beach bookstore we all loved.
Either Or bookstore Hermosa Beach California.
The Coolest Places On Earth To Read A Book
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the Long Room in Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland
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.
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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.
The Coolest Places On Earth To Read A Book Oh man. Put 'em all on my travel list!
Cincinnati public library, 1874.
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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.
One of the large cast-iron book alcoves that lined the Main Hall in the former Cincinnati Public Library. It's like a vast and unknowable dream. I want to LIVE in it.
A place for books... Cincinnati Public Library, circa 1870
Cast-iron book alcoves lined the sides of the Main Hall of the old library of Cincinnati. It's such a shame this place was torn down!!
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Is your home looking a bit boring? Here are some awesome and geeky bookshelf designs that think outside the box.
Sometimes 9gag has really cool home accent ideas. I am so in love with the piano book shelves!
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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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22 Bookshelves Ideas That Will Please Every Type of Reader
Geometric Book shelves - YOUNES DURET DESIGN
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!
Bookshelves by Moroccan designer Younes Duret
Really awesome bookshelves! Zelli Library: A Moroccan Inspired Bookshelf Design
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..
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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.”
Texas library offers glimpse of bookless future. What a regimented disaster.
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)
Strahov Abbey library, Prague, Czech Republic - from a new book The Library: A World History by Dr James Campbell of Cambridge University
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World's Most Exquisite Libraries. Does it make me boring to want to take a trip around the world just to look at libraries?
Santa Rosa, California Public Library, circa 1920...wonder if this is the one in hitchcock's 'shadow of a doubt'....
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Santa Rosa, California Public Library, circa 1920...wonder if this is the one in hitchcock's 'shadow of a doubt'....
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.
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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 who can break away from partying in America’s most seductive city to hang out and read a good book. And you can’t help but love the way they champion local authors.
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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biblioteca marciana I remember being here in 2011 and I signed the guest book.
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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
Parmly Billings Library | Community Post: The 10 Most Haunted Libraries In America
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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.
9 Hotel Libraries That Bring Books To Life
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9 Hotel Libraries That Bring Books to Life. Photos of Gladstone's Library, Hawarden
The library in the Historical Museum of Resistance, Sant’Anna di Stazzema, Italy Photo Credit: Pietro Savorelli
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11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World.
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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Bookinist: Bookinist - Nils Holger Moormann
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This wouldn't just be the book room for my mom, it would probably be her bedroom.
Beautiful bookshelves - in pictures! ...MKL...
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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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)
The L.A. Central Public Library is honestly one of the most beautiful buildings ever.
"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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