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“Rule number one: Don't fuck with librarians.”  ― Neil Gaiman

Beautiful Libraries and Bookshops.National Library, Helsinki, Finland, photo by Akseli Niemelä.

A large, still book is a piece of quietness, succulent and nourishing in a noisy world, which I approach and imbibe with "a sort of greedy enjoyment," as Marcel Proust said of those rooms of his old home whose air was "saturated with the bouquet of silence." ― Holbrook Jackson

I'm taking time to just read a book and think. I'm hoping I can just sleep until dinner time then go on a walk around the park. Read a book, think then sleep. Sounds good to me.

St. Marylebone Library in London, England--and I thought Trinity Library in Dublin was awesome...

Marylebone Library in London, England--and I thought Trinity Library in Dublin was awesome. This is actually a bookshop, not a library - Daunt Books

See inside some of the most beautiful libraries around the world, including Austria, Norway, England and Canada.

Beautiful Libraries Around the World

Channeling my inner belle See inside some of the most beautiful libraries around the world, including Austria, Norway, England and Canada.

Abbey Library in St. Gallen, Switzerland - Yes, this will be going in the East wing, just with a brighter and prettier ceiling painting :D

Abbey Library in St. Gallen, Switzerland - As if it wasn’t enough that this library is the oldest in Switzerland, it’s one of the oldest monastic libraries in the world.

LIVRARIA LELLO & IRMÃO - Rua das Carmelitas, 144 - 4050-161 Porto - Portugal. http://www.360portugal.com/Distritos.QTVR/Porto.VR/vilas.cidades/Porto/a5_lello.html | Photo: © 2008 Matthew Furtado @ Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtroisf/4138149922

Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal. The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.

Home Design 6 Interior Design for Every Taste

Nothing says Old World magnificence like the hand-painted cathedral ceiling and two-tier chandelier. There's a feeling of Italian renaissance and splendor. spectacular is the fireplace imported from Cyprus.

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