Great libraries and book collections

Continuing the discussion from Here’s how to decide whether to keep a book or get rid of it:

I think I just had an orgasm. I’ve visited one of these: The Trinity Library in Dublin. It was really grand. I now regret not visiting the The National Library Of Prague when I was there. ;(

For what it’s worth, I really like my local library, the Turku City Library. It’s hard to show a good picture of it because it has a complex shape and has a new building integrated into the old library, but here’s the outside view of the newer building:

Here’s a few pictures of the inside:

Please share your favorite libraries or personal book collections!

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This is the main branch of the Seattle Public Library.

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The main branch of the Pasadena Public Library is pretty enough to be shown on their cards. Very characteristic architecture for the area.

But it’s much prettier inside. Today:

And in 1927:


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