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Restful Repositories: 10 Charming Home Libraries

Cozy, cozy, cozy

Spanish writer Nuria Amat surrounded by her collection of over 10,000 volumes #books #bookshelves #myphdfuture


Libraries of the Rich and Famous: Part Two

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.

At the end of this living room, a full-height library wall includes balcony access. The book-lined wall, wood ceiling, and wide-plank floor give the room visual warmth. (like the library/book shelves)

"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

Floor to ceiling bookcases offer plenty of space to showcase a vast collection of books. A ladder gives access to books placed high on the bookcase.