I miss libraries. We have them here in Sweden, but the English sections are typically quite small . . . and old. When I do visit them, more often than not, I end up walking away disappointed.

I ran across a post some time ago that provided a snapshot of life inside fifteen of the most memorable libraries in the world. Now, more than ever, I wanted to visit all of them. And stay for a year.

And today, when I posted the article on my Facebook page, I started thinking. If I had a library in my house, what would it look like?

Personally, I would enjoy a traditional, old-world style.

But, when I read, or write for the matter, I end up with stacks of books surrounding me. Odd bits of paper where I’ve jotted down the most striking description of a character’s nose, or philosophical questions that plague me, are strewn about and all that’s really required is a nice, cozy spot to sit.

What would your library look like? Ultra modern or minimalist, with a kindle laying atop a simple desk? Or would it be something a bit more scattered, but cozy?

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