Library Peeking

A Peek Inside the Libraries of Famous Writers

Colm Tóibín’s library and workspace. Photo via.

I think Colm’s library is my favorite because of the floor-to-ceiling shelves–but Kipling’s cuts a close second because of all the wood paneling and beams and Pullman’s is wonderful because he has books stacked on the floor and I can absolutely see that happening in my library and then there are the oddities, like Agatha Christie’s low shelves and the busts in Faulkner’s library (Don Quixote, I know, I know) and that spookiness of Twain’s library, but probably because the photo is B&W and the view Dickens had and the way my breath sucks in when I see Her, Anne Sexton, in Her Space—O marvelous lady. I could peek into such libraries all day, way too easily—so you go, now—click the link at the top of the page and peek—you take over. I must be one with the armchair and write myself into a library of my own.

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2 Responses to Library Peeking

  1. Beth Hull says:

    Ooh, I’d love to browse those shelves! Have you seen the bookshelfporn.com site? So much fun. When we’re famous writers, we can have our own built.

    • PB Rippey says:

      Oh, Beth. Thank you for bookshelfporn.com. I clicked. I love it. Makes me feel-with-conviction that when I do have my own library, the kind with enough space for every single book we own and then some, I will still have stacks on the floor—adamantly.

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