I am fascinated by personal libraries. My books are scattered around my house in various bookshelves. I dream of my own personal library, a room that will house my books and will have wonderful writing desks, comfy sofas, tea trays, wine and sherry on sectionals and bay windows. You know, a room suited to reading and one that I would want to live my whole life in. Below are good examples of the personal library.
The writer Alberto Manguel says his “library is not a single beast but a composite of many others, a fantastic animal made up of the several libraries built and then abandoned, over and over again, throughout my life”. Read more about the library here.
This is the personal library of The Typophile’s President David Rose. It was featured on robaroundbooks. I love the lighting and the chairs. It would be wonderful to sit in the sofas and read!
Below is the writer Neil Gaiman’s library. More pictures can be found here.
And this is Karl Lagerfeld’s library. It’s something ain’t it. Wonderful. Featured on Jessica Hearts Libraries.
Finally, here is the American Entrepreneur Jay Walker’s library. Quite impressive. Read more here
How is your personal library?