Love this library, and the ancient wallpaper which gives it a moody darkness.
oh, what's not to love about Chatsworth!
Oh, I am in total agreement with H.P Lovecraft. I would not part from my books or even those books I have yet to find.What a dream library.Helen xx
It is a true quote for me too Helen-especially those as you say- yet to find.
Books are my weakness, bordering upon a personality disorder- I remember spending $150.00 on a book, standing in line with a big hole in my penny loafers
a weakness-Yes. I started buying my design and decorating books when I was just out of college-while looking for a job, those were the days. pgt
Truer words than Lovecraft's were never spoken. I have gone to great lengths to assemble a library, and now have done this again in Taiwan (not forgetting to include several by H.P. Lovecraft). No matter how good public libraries and the internet are, you always gather books special to you that are not readily available, and you get used to working with them at your fingertips.--Road to Parnassus
Parnassus-words we can all agree with to be sure!Yes-they are stacked, standing, everywhere including the bookcases here. I have talked with my nephew about the tangibility of ideas in a book vs. the internet-there's something there.
I so agree, no matter what I edit out of my home, my books are so cherished.Although...I have a Kindle my children gave me for Christmas and I am exploring and reading at bedtime every night!xoxoKarenaArt by Karena
I like the Kindle Karena. My mom has one that I borrow on occasion- many classics free and oddities too.
I love books. But I have to say that having such a wealth of information at one's fingertips is a very satisfying benefit of the internet age.__ The Devoted Classicist http://tdclassicist.blogspot.com
I do agree about the mode we use-and if we dig enough most anything can be found.
No such thing as too many books. (I have plaigarized; I just can't remember who.! Innocent of charges!
Wonderful library!I agree with Lovecraft!I love books!Have a good sunday!
yes to all the above!