Archive for April 12th, 2012

Library porn: fabulous places for booklovers everywhere

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

It is a rainy night with thunder and lightning, and I am supposed to be working on a funding proposal and transcribing interview tapes … so what better way to mindlessly fritter time away than to indulge my prurient taste for library porn?  Hard to top these, from around the world.  (We’ve shown library porn before here, and bookplate porn here and here. Is this becoming an addiction?)

The images come to us via my Milanese friend, Novella Cipullo, who alerted me to the website and Facebook page for Libri antichi online.  There is plenty to choose from – these are only a few, chosen almost at random.

And that’s one satisfied library customer at right.


The Cafe Pushkin in Moscow ... well, it's kind of a library...

Oberlausitzische Bibliothek der Wissenschaften Görlitz

Library of Chateau de Groussay in Montfort-l’Amaury, France

El Escorial Library in San Lorenzo, Spain

Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen, Switzerland

Biblioteca Queriniana in Brescia, Italy