October 1, 2014

The library of Stift Melk by Dominik Gubi

The library of Stift Melk by Dominik Gubi

September 24, 2014

In the bookstore by Erik Delvigne

In the bookstore by Erik Delvigne

September 1, 2014

Una biblioteca, malos pensamientos… by Patricio Gatti

Una biblioteca, malos pensamientos… by Patricio Gatti

August 19, 2014
Biblioteca Universitaria Nazionale, Torino, Italy by Stefania Giannuzzi

Biblioteca Universitaria Nazionale, Torino, Italy by Stefania Giannuzzi

August 11, 2014

La caverne aux livres.

La caverne aux livres is a secondhand bookshop in Auvers-sur-Oise (30km to the North of Paris). The entrance of the bookshop is an ancient railway hangar, but from there you’ll quickly find yourself in an old postal train whose cars have been reconverted into giant bookshelves.

Text and photographs by Alexandre Duret-Lutz

July 21, 2014

Biblioteca de El Colegio Nacional by Ayrton_SF

Biblioteca de El Colegio Nacional by Ayrton_SF

July 9, 2014

Details of the Biblioteca Palafoxiana. Check our previous post with more photographs.

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Photographs by Beco (Alberto Alcocer)

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* Another post by Beco: Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library.

June 30, 2014

In the city of Puebla, México, there is an old and very important library: La Biblioteca Palafoxiana (something like ‘Palafoxian’ Library would be the literal translation, noting that in Spanish biblioteca is where the books are for public read but not for sale as in a librería).

It would be completely useless trying to describe the bunch of feelings you get while entering the Biblioteca Palafoxiana room. The air is filled with the smell of cedar and old books, huge lines of thousands books’ spines on each side of the room, a XVIII century altarpiece at the end of the room, under the arched ceilings, furniture from different eras still —in use—… all that history and knowledge stored on those three stories with about forty thousand volumes.

Is considered the first public library in the continent.

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Photographs and information by Beco (Alberto Alcocer)

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* Another post by Beco: Gertrudis Bocanegra Public Library.

June 22, 2014

Mother Ship Of Books (Birmingham Library) by Paul Miller

Mother Ship Of Books (Birmingham Library) by Paul Miller

June 21, 2014

Dusty Tomes, part of the library in Cardiff Castle by Owen McGann

Dusty Tomes, part of the library in Cardiff Castle by Owen McGann