Bookstores & Libraries
This is more about books & libraries & public collections (e.g., museum libraries) as physical entities than about reading choices (for which, see "Favorite Reads"), though some reading choices are here, as well. Related pins will be found in many other boards, among them "Book Delivery Systems," "Bookshelves & Home Libraries," "Bookcase/Fireplace Combinations," "Book Art," "Librarianship," and "Training & Education."
Bookstores & Libraries
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"Love Amongst the Stacks," by Jiffy Cat, via Flickr -- "Poe courted Sarah Whitman here [Providence Athenaeum (RI)], file under love. It was also a frequent haunt of Lovecraft, who crafted less love making or 'Poe' the story goes." Loving the card catalog, too... [See detail of it here: www.pinterest.com...]
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Nice piece about "20 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Your San Antonio Public Library" -- Shown: "This sculpture [‘Fiesta Tower’] commemorates our 100th anniversary as a library system. Dale Chihuly's studio has completed more than 100 public installations around the world. Courtesy photo."
20 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do at Your San Antonio Public Library
"Stunning Renovation Brings New Radiance To Yale Library"
Stunning Renovation, Renovation Bring
Stunning Renovation Brings New Radiance To Yale Library
"Library Interior," by webmaster, via Flickr -- "The [San Diego] College-Rolando Library offers free wireless Internet access, ample space and light and community space including a fireplace and an outdoor patio."
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College-Rolando Library 6600 Montezuma Rd. San Diego, CA 92115 http://collegerolandolibrary.org
"Medical Manuscripts & More" -- Click through for a nice post about the New York Academy of Medicine's library. Loving the ceiling and floor, the lights and lamps, the carved wood, the card catalog, and the skulls pictured here... Could I move in, please?
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The Malloch Rare Book Room at the New York Academy of Medicine Library, in New York City
First step: having sex in the just-as-public-but-much-less-likely-to-get-caught-there Rare Books Collection of the New York Public Library.
New York Academy of Medicine Library is a rare find for bibliophiles in New York Fine Books and Collections
"Science Cafe & Library [in Chişinău, Moldova] by Anna Wigandt." -- "The intent was to appeal less to the chaotic and emotional experience of a typical cafe, and more to the rational and refined vibe of a library, while maintaining the accessibility and interactiveness of a public space." -- Click through quite a bit more information about and several more photos of this striking space that has some very unusual features.
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Beautiful Science Cafe Library – Fubiz™ La designer d’intérieur moldave Anna Wigandt a conçu la décoration du Science Cafe & Library, situé à Chişinău
Moldave interior designer Anna Wigandt has made the decoration of the Science Cafe & Library, located in Chişinău. Inspired by the post WWII cafes-librairies, she has thought this place with blue tints and geometric forms that we can see in the design of tables, walls, ground and a cubical ceiling’s suspension.
Science Cafe and Library designed by Anna Wigandt in Chisinau
Previous pinner: "Suspended Library-wow!" -- SH: Wow, indeed! Click through for several more photos of this amazing floating law library that's the centerpiece of a law office in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo by Fran Parente.
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Floating Bookshelves @ BPGM Law Firm by FGMF Arquitetos 02
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Cool glass wall
Suspended Library. BPGM Law Office. FGMF Arquitetos. #interior design and decoration #home interior decorators #interior design #interior design office| http://homedesign.lemoncoin.org
BPGM Law Office / FGMF Arquitetos
"The exhibitions at concept-shop Merci [in Paris] may change frequently, but the charming café remains a constant at the popular Haut-Marais destination. Over 10,000 books line the wall of the cozy ground-floor space, which is filled with eclectic vintage furnishings. As with sales at the store, profits benefit educational charities in Madagascar."
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Used Book Café, Paris: Architectural Digest
Ten Stylish Shops That Also Serve Coffee
"The Bookworm, Carshalton, London SM5," by Kake, via Flickr -- Peek inside this quaint bookstore here: www.flickr.com/...
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Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington DC
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DC kids bookstore
Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, D.C.
Politics & Prose, Washington D.C. | 44 Great American Independent Bookstores
Politics & Prose, Washington, D.C. | 44 Great American Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit
"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.
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Hermosa Beach bookstore we all loved.
Either Or bookstore Hermosa Beach California.
Feathers and Flowers: Hermosa Beach reminiscence
"Library Glow," by Ned Fielden, via Flickr -- St. John's, Cambridge, England -- Click through to see more shots of this gorgeous library in the photostream.
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Library book cases
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bluepueblo: Library, St. Johns College, Cambridge, England photo via greta
"Murder & Mayhem Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye, Wales," by bluebeart, via Flickr -- Love the street-level art! Also, check out the clever "book" bookstore sign here (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/175218241727779365/) and the floor art here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/graffitibadges/4973893770). Looks like a fun place!
"Murder & Mayhem Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye, Wales," by bluebeart, via Flickr -- Love the street-level art! Also, check out the clever "book" bookstore sign here (www.pinterest.com...) and the floor art here (www.flickr.com/...). Looks like a fun place!
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"Library confusion, 23/12/1952, by Sam Hood," by State Library of New South Wales, via Flickr -- Not just "library" confusion, either ... I had to pin this photo, as given a slightly different hairstyle, the woman on the left honestly could have been my mother in that same time period. (I'd be seriously suspicious if I didn't know that she's never been to Australia...!)
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19 Vintage Photographs Of Stylin' Librarians
Library confusion, 23-12-1952, by Sam Hood. State Library of New South Wales collection
1950s Librarians | via State Library of New South Wales collection
Library girls Photo by Sam Hood, 1952 Love their dresses and shoes!
Library. -- As far back as I can trace this is 7/26/11 on the "September 21st" Tumblr (at the click-through), but it was tagged merely "library" "old" "books". In late 2013, Blue Pueblo on Tumblr added "National Library, Paris, France," but I haven't been able to verify that prior to that caption anywhere else. I just know I love this photo!
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All old libraries smell so good! Is that nerdy? But even if you're in there reading Cosmo, you still feel smart. Ok, maybe not, but still :-)
books, library. I want bookshelves so tall I need a library ladder to reach to them all.
Dream house... Just like beauty and the beast
I want a home library so big that I need a library ladder.
"Austrian National Library, Vienna," by Amanda Rust, via Flickr -- Totally laughing at the previous pinner's comment: "(oh no they did not put a hidden door in their library!)"
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Austrian National Library | Vienna, Austria I will own a house. In that house I will have a library. In that library there will be ancient, leather-bound books. And there will be a hidden door. That is all.
Austrian National Library | Vienna, Austria (my library dream!!!!!!)
BONUS! A secret door The Austrian National Library, Hofburg, Vienna. Austria’s largest library is located in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna and houses over 7.4 million items in its collections. The library was completed in 1723 and features sculptures by Lorenzo Mattielli and Peter Strudel and frescoes by Daniel Gran.
Austrian National Library | Vienna, Austria hidden room and all
"Seattle Public Library," by Jonathan Broderick, via 500px -- Stunning shot! Click through to the photostream to see more shots of this library.
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Seattle Library OMA by Rem Koolhaas
Central Library of the Seattle Public Library, designed by Rem Koolhaas of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (2004) www.oma.eu
"Seattle Public Library," by Jonathan Broderick
Seattle Public Library
"The Retail Revolution @ Your Library" -- Click through for a nice article about the public library in Almere, a "Dutch city of 180,000." There are a number of photos, like this one, of "retail style displays." Certainly not the first library to try this, but definitely among the best executed.
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Retail display in Dutch public Library
The Retail Revolution @ Your Library
The post at the click-through is about "Hyde Park’s Seminary Co-op Bookstore," but I pinned this for the VERY cool carpet... sort of perfect for a bookstore!
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"Activists, Soldiers Move to Protect Libraries in Ukraine" -- Photo shows activists and soldiers rallied by the Ukrainian Library Association in front of the National Parliamentary Library. Click through for another photo and a hopeful story.
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"Study Hall - the National Library of China," via Imgur
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National Library Picture -- China Photo -- National Geographic Photo of the Day
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I love me some right angles.
granoduro: Tian-yu Xiong: “This photograph was taken in the National Library of China, which resides in the middle of Haidian, also known as the educational district of Beijing. As I was wandering the hallways of the library I noticed the astonishing view and repetitive lines present in the architecture. The massive amount of people reading books and studying quietly with electronic devices by their sides also drew my attention to this stunning moment.”
"Dubliners: The Photographs of JJ Clarke: A glimpse of James Joyce's Dublin 1897-1904," via Google Cultural Institute -- Shown: "The National Library of Ireland on Kildare Street was a bustling place full of young people, at the time...Joyce knew the librarians well, and set one of the chapters of 'Ulysses,' 'Scylla and Charybdis,' in the domed Reading Room... Library assistant and boy attendant in the Reading Room of the National Library." More at click-through.
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Library assistant with young boy in Reading Room of National Library of Ireland, ca.1890-1910.
James Joyce’s Dublin Captured in Vintage Photos from 1897 to 1904
Previous pinner: "The Dusty Bookshelf, Downtown Lawrence, KS... cool postcards, used books and a friendly cat to pet. Every town should have one of these." -- Click through to the photostream to see more of this bookshop and "Alice," the cat. Official site for the store: www.thedustybooks...
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I dont like to read... but i will buy books just so i can have this!
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Used book store. Looks inviting.
"Melk Abby Library" (Austria) from click-through post "Getting it Right in the Digital Camera : Prague to Budapest II," with more gorgeous photos by Jeff Newcomer.