This personal library belongs to Professor Richard A. Macksey. Macksey, an author and well-known, beloved professor at Johns Hopkins University, is the co-founder of the university’s Humanities Center. the library is one of the largest personal libraries in the state of Maryland, with over 70,000 (4 million dollars worth) books, manuscripts, and art work. Macksey’s course on Proust is famous among underground students at Johns Hopkins. he holds graduate level courses in his famous library.
"I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves." ~Anna Quindlen, "Enough Bookshelves," New York Times, 8/7/91 #home_library #books #reading