My Friday Image: Started in a Book Tunnel Ended Up In A Library

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A Tunnel made out of books! Wonder of Wonders. Imaging crawling through it as it  becomes narrower and narrower. Would your thoughts dwindle as you wandered further into its clutches? Or would you linger by the opening and stare in wonder at the sheer size of it? Who knows where this tunnel of books could take you? Anyway, whatever you do don’t pinch any of the books, you’ll spoil the look!

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It’s sunny outside. Washing time.  Air those books!

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If you’ve got time on your hands and you’re feeling romantic? Try your hand at book sculpture.

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Or would you prefer something a bit more traditional?

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Or fantastical?

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John Work Garrett Library

Maybe you’ve got a thing for rare books? Look no further than the Garrett Library ‘s collection of rare books and manuscripts gathered together over two generations by T. Harrison Garrett and his son John Work Garrett, before the latter bequeathed the collection in 1942 to Johns Hopkins University. Today, it is part of the Department of Special Collections at the university’s Sheridan Libraries, with some 30,000 volumes in all, the large majority of which are represented on-line in the Sheridan Libraries On-line Catalog.

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Rijksmuseum Library Amsterdam

Library nut? Visiting Amsterdam? Have you been to the Rijksmuseum’s library in Amsterdam? Doesn’t it look incredible?

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Library of Congress

Or maybe you might consider the US. The library of Congress in Washington D.C. is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.

Well, I’ve been so distracted with writing this post and finding all these amazing images that I’ve had no breakfast or coffee so with that in mind. I will have to close this off with a few links:

For book sculptures visit these amazing sites:

http://www.sublackwell.co.uk/portfolio-book-cut-sculpture/

http://www.fuckyeahbookarts.tumblr.com

And libraries:

Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/

John Work Garrett Library: http://www.museums.jhu.edu/evergreen.php?section=collections&collection=john-work-garrett-library

20 Most famous libraries in the World: http://www.topdesignmag.com/20-of-the-worlds-most-famous-libraries/

Have you been to any of these amazing libraries?  Or found some wonderful book sculptures? If you have please tell me all about it in the comment field below. I’d love to hear your stories. Breakfast awaits!

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About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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6 Responses to My Friday Image: Started in a Book Tunnel Ended Up In A Library

  1. I really liked your pictures and information on the various libraries. Many thanks

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lizbert1 says:

    That book tunnel is fantastic!! Great photos all round, thanks for posting!

    Like

  3. Wow… On my way! of these are incredible.

    Liked by 1 person

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