It’s been a tough slog, but my partner and I have finally finished our new place in Yellowknife! I insisted on the largest room being reserved for my books and so, behold, our new library…
OK, OK, fine, you got me, it’s not REALLY my library! A guy can dream can’t he? But what this IS, is the most beautiful library I have ever seen! It is the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the largest library of its kind in the world, at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. The library was opened in 1963 and, among other things, has one of the only twenty-one complete Gutenberg Bibles remaining in the world.
The library was featured this week on one of my favorite real estate blogs, Buzz Buzz Home, along with several other prominent celebrity libraries. Take a look at Buzz’s original post to get a look at libraries belonging to Oprah Winfrey, Woody Allen and others. I expected Oprah to have a bigger library, but really it just looks like she fills her shelves with Reader’s Digest collections. What’s with that?
Sigh!! I just keep telling myself everyday, ‘One day Robbie, one day you too will have a beautiful, behemoth bibliothèque of your own.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!