Mother of all libraries 4

  • Taryn 4y

    I can almost smell the knowledge :o) Beautiful.
  • afgionti 4y

    Justifiable hoarding!
  • Wren Dillon 4y

    When do I move in?????
  • bagel wench 4y

    i bet it smells nice
  • DarkPhoenix1191 4y

    holy crap, I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!
  • the girl who runs with foxes. 4y

    hng, I live in Baltimore and will be breaking into everyones home till I find this library.
  • The Paige Turner 4y

    I can't close out of my browser because I just keep staring at this picture. It's just so lovely. I actually kind of want to cry.
  • customer 2326 4y

    wow! awsome! fantastic!
  • sanura03 4y

    I love books, and I'd love to curl up in that room, but storing my own books that way would make my OCD go off the charts.
  • superman1868 4y

    I love to sit and read in that room
  • sobca 4y

    Heaven for a Bibliophile
  • kikilove588 4y

    WANT
  • RKJ79 4y

    The library does look inviting, and I could easily spend all day exploring through the vast amount of pages, however this reminds me of why I check all of my books out at a public library....I don't have to clutter my home with books I will not read again. Beautiful photo, though!!!
  • hules7 4y

    I could lock myself in here for years...
  • cadbloom 4y

    Just found this on SU and as a Baltamoron, I find that lil nook quite inviting in the "City that Reads (to Believe that it is the Greatest City in America)" :) Did you get to explore those tomes a bit or just wander on through with your lens? Nevertheless, we want to know more about it.
  • Dave Morrow 4y

    wow, love this!
  • C.W. Holeman III 4y

    That is a beautiful room.
  • Matthew Rumph 4y

    I am someone who has to own the books I read. It wasn't always that way, but it is now. One day this is how my house will look. (I imagine a house built not out of walls [except for the bathroom] but out of shelves.)

    Now, imagine all of those books gone, the walls painted white (or worse yet, taupe!) with just a nook or kindle on a table in the middle of a barren room. This is the biggest problem with e-readers, they do nothing to inspire the reader to read or to browse or to blindly pick a book off the shelf and see where it takes you or to revisit those old titles read so long ago (you can never read the same book twice).

    But I don't care. There will always be books. Fantastic room.
  • E67B 4y

    This is Johns Hopkins prof Richard A. Macksey's private library. He taught comparative lit and used to hold seminars in this room, or so I'm told.

    UPDATE: I found a video. The first minute or so includes a brief tour of the library but there are lots of scenes throughout: www.johnshopkins.edu/macksey.html
  • C_Har2U 4y

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