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20 Beautiful Private and Personal Libraries

Here at Flavorpill, we can’t really get enough of gazing lovingly at photographs of books. We know it’s what’s inside that counts, but one simple fact just can’t be avoided: books are beautiful, and they sure do warm up a room — or, in some cases, an entire building. Plus, at the risk of being totally sentimental, we think that the best books are often the most beautiful: even if their spines are shabby, the exude a kind of well-loved glow, beautiful from the inside out. We’ve taken a look at gorgeous bookstores and amazing college libraries, so we thought it was time to bring you a little inspiration for the home library — though we admit, not too many of these designs would fit in our own NYC apartments. Click through to check out our collection of beautiful private and personal libraries from all over the world, and let us know if you think your own collection should be on this list in the comments!

American entrepreneur Jay Walker’s private library — so important (and massive) that his house was designed and built around it. [via]

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RudiOrganizaçãodeBibliotecas
RudiOrganizaçãodeBibliotecas

I am a brazilian librarian and my dream is to organize libraries all over the world. I have Knowledge of french, italian and am fluent in english and portuguese. I just love what I do. I work as an organizer of libraries here at my country and just loved all the projects i´ve already done. That is my vocation. I wonder if any of you, the readers, could help-me to get my first organizing project abroad.  I am a real fan of TEDx talks. I listen to it while im working at the libraries I organize.  Thanks for reading. 

StellaCarrier
StellaCarrier

I meant to say it is one of my own personal dreams to have my own personal library complete with a music and magazine section within the library. I spotted the grammatical situation afterwards, yet I'm still happy to have  had the chance to share my library dream on this website. Fortunately, my husband is also supportive of my library dream.


StellaCarrier
StellaCarrier

I admit that it it one of my own personal dreams to have my own personal library complete with a music and magazine section within the library. These pictures are gorgeous and inspiring towards dream examples for having a personal home library. Even when I move, I intend to creatively find a way to have my books in either temporary storage and/or take them with me in order to build up to when I start my own personal library. I have had this dream for at least 3 years now, however I must keep it top secret why I felt compelled to look up websites on personal libraries today.

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