My idea of a bookshop or library to get lost in … though not exclusively. I also love some of the magnificent, clean, modern, bright libraries being built, see for example, a post on the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.
‘A labyrinth of passageways and crammed bookshelves rose from base to pinnacle like a beehive, woven with tunnels, steps, platforms and bridges that presaged an immense library of seemingly impossible geometry.’
See also our celebration of this book, complete with a mosaic of illustrated quotations and metaphors.
Source: Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind, trans. Lucia Graves (London: Phoenix, 2012), p. 3
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