Bookstores and Libraries Around the World

September 5th, 2011 by

The entryway to a bookstore in Lyon, France.

There’s a new book in your hands. Maybe it’s the latest Rick Riordan, or something by Wendy Mass. You open it and the spine makes a little *crack* sound (that it’ll never make ever again). And you take a deep breath — ahhhhhh, yes. That’s the stuff. New Book Smell.

The best place to smell new books? Libraries and bookstores, of course. Unfortunately, my personal library is a bit limited because I live in a tiny New York City apartment, so I liked to drool over pictures of beautiful libraries and bookstores across the world:

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I don’t think I could choose a favorite out of these. How about you? Leave a comment with which of these are your favorites — or how you would design your dream bookstore or library!

— Nancy

Nancy doesn’t know if she could actually be a bookstore owner, to be honest. She loves to hoard books and doesn’t know if she could give them up.

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Anything Is Possible When You’re In the Library!

July 18th, 2010 by

What do libraries and men’s deodorant have in common? Not much. UNTIL NOW!

I recently saw this wonderful video promoting a college library:

Which is based off of this video promoting Old Spice deodorant:

The Old Spice commercial is pretty cool (Tickets to that thing I love?! Yes, please!) but the library video is even more awesome. Because “studying in the library is six bajillion times more effective than studying in your shower.” Hey, I’m just quoting the dude in the video.

And completing the circle, even the Old Spice guy says libraries are awesome:

— Nancy

Nancy has tried studying in the shower, and no, it does not work very well at all.

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