These remarkable libraries speak for themselves in terms of fun and excitement. Bright colors, slides, and you must check out the “birdcage” in photo number 6! One is even an outside room meant to encourage children to play, grab a book, and get fresh air. I appreciate that some of the designs are meant for adults, too. The common theme is love of reading, adventure, and a bit of humor.
We’ve discussed various types of bookcases before, but I think these are truly different. Question: would you use a Jaguar, even a nonfunctional one, to house books? Or where is the perfect spot to house the extra sarcophagus lying around the basement?
On the hip website Flavorwire, Emily Temple offered a collection of photographs picturing 20 wonderful murals and frescoes from around the world that celebrate books and literature. This is one of my favorites–it’s the parking garage at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Enjoy all of the bookish buildings here.