The only thing about a room full of books that is not serene making is my curiosity about what is on the shelves!!
I could spend hours, DAYS!, roaming and browsing through the shelves and be content.
In most of the pics at the link when they show the seating areas, it's just plain wooden chairs that don't look comfortable (though with a good book I forget that). Makes me wonder if there are areas like in my local public library with comfy soft chairs somewhere.
Which is a trend I've noticed more and more. Comfortable seating to encourage folks to seat a while. Recharging stations for those with laptops in search of wi-fi.
Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination
Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA
Here's another idea for a personal library. Which I think is cool because I can just lay down and read
In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change. --Thich Nhat Hanh
You don't need to attend every argument you are invited to
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