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Author Hoffman Reynolds Hays reading book among shelves in American History Room in New York Public Library, 1944. Photo By Alfred Eisenstaedt. LIFE. Hays was a poet, translator, novelist and playwright, an historian of anthropology and zoology, and a teacher.

“ Author Hoffman Reynolds Hays reading book among shelves in American History Room in New York Public Library, Photo By Alfred Eisenstaedt. Hays was a poet, translator, novelist.

Vintage Books in Blue

An impressive collection of blue books. Organizing his enormous collection of antique books by color or size was a favorite pastime for Roy Kuhlman. The "antique book room" looked just like this.

Are we the only ones who've wanted a library like this after seeing Beauty & the Beast?  Disney version all the way...

George Lucas’s library at Skywalker Ranch, a company retreat in Marin County, California. I already loved George Lucas for his movies, now I love his library too

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Its my dream to have a library ladder in my house someday. 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.

Love the lighting and these black bookcases. So rich and inviting. [The Virtual Builder]

The Nomad Hotel in New York just added to my list of must see places. The hotel was recently featured in Monocle and a peek into their library has me really intrigued.

Landing was opened up and turned into a HUGE French, country library, by installing IKEA bookshelves!  From IKEA Hackers

if I one day have a massive hallway for this (a girl can dream). Ikea billy bookcases for french country house "library." oh dear God in heaven, yes.

new york public library shelves to drool over

new york public library shelves to drool over

awesome

Who knew: stairway to heaven located at: Iowa State Capital Law Library - Des Moines, Iowa, USA

The Perambulating Library of 1859 in Warrington, England, this was so old, I just had to add it...Can you imagine how important books were in the old old days..This wagon would have been a real treat....I can just imagine waiting on it to come.....

The Perambulating Library (early bookmobile) of 1859 in Warrington, Cheshire

Okay, this might be a little overboard for your home but what a wonderful place to spend time!

Trinity College Library (the 'Long Room'), Dublin. There has been a library at the College ever since it was founded (in but the Long Room was not begun until Completed in it is the largest library in Ireland, containing books.

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