I love libraries (Part One) by Cally Phillips
The Good the Bad and the Ugly
The London Library
|The London Library stacks|
The London Library is probably very different now than it was in the 1990’s and like all such experiences in life, I wouldn’t want to go back and see that change. But I still rate it as one of the all time great places to be, and my favourite library of all time. I am jealous of anyone who is still a member. Especially now they have online access. Online libraries is something I’ll talk about another time but the combination of the ‘live’ and the ‘online’ London Library is my idea of perfection in books.
Lots of famous people have been members of the London Library. And lots who are not and never will be famous. But like an alma mater, I’m sure we all share one thing – a deep and profound love and respect for this most wonderful and enlightening of libraries.
The British Library
|The 'old' British Library Reading Room.|
Nice roof, shame about the rest of it.
‘Feart o’ the Library’
|Bus stop. Less appealling than|