February 04, 2010

DROOOOL......

We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you the following library porn (thanks to my mom for the link):

For more ultra-drool-worthy libraries, check out the full slideshow from The Huffington Post. (Sadly, no Berkeley Doe Library, though in my opinion it deserves a nod.) Don't you wish you could teleport at will to any of these libraries? And just sit there? Perhaps for several hours or days? Maybe it's just me...

4 comments:

tanita davis said...

*slinking through the stacks, caressing the bookshelves*
(Okay, that was probably some disturbing imagery)

The Doe IS gorgeous. That ceiling!
I've been to the Seattle library, but I'd never seen it from above like that. WOW.

I'm just not sure how much reading I'd get done in some of these (Like St. Gallen!). There would be a lot of lying on the floor, looking up and beaming ecstatically... and people would step around me and call security...

ALSO: Dude. I am so going to the Library of Congress in June. SO going.

BookMoot said...

I just imagine the lovely smell of those libaries. I love that slide show, eye candy for bibliophiles.

Cynthia said...

No sweetie, it is not just you!

adrienne said...

I haven't been to nearly enough of these libraries, although I have been to the Beinecke Rare Book Library at Yale. The most memorable thing that happened while I was there was that I was looking at this map on the wall and a staff member passed by, and so I asked him what the deal was with the map because it was obviously old and not terribly accurate and there was no sign. The staff member was like, "Oh, that? Some guy who sailed with Columbus drew that. Can't remember his name. He wasn't that important."

Tanita, When I'm feeling blue here at the library, I go hang out in the stacks. I became a librarian primarily because I find it so profoundly comforting to be around large numbers of books all day long.