Two days ago, I went to the public library with my boyfriend so he could use the internet to pay for a smog check. It was then that I decided to finally replace my library card that I lost...oh, I don't even know how many years ago. I was kind of nervous because I was pretty sure I owed like, a million dollars in late fees from when I was younger. Luckily, the librarian was kind enough to waive all the fees for me since I was a minor back then. Whew! Anyway, I checked out three books (one of which I finished in one day after reading an all-night reading session). That day in the public library inspired this Lovely Things post. Enjoy! (P.S. Pictures link back to their sources.)
Isn't this such an elegant libary? I love the ornate ceiling, rich wood floors, and two big globes. This library reminds me of a cross between Jane Austen and Indiana Jones. Haha.
I'm still pretty young (only 23 years old), but I will admit that I am old enough to remember life without computers. I remember seeing these card catalogue things in our school library when I was in elementary school. And yes, I did know how to use them!
Ah, the fine art of annotating a book. I did this in high school for my AP English classes, but I can't bear the thought of writing in my books now. Maybe it's because I like to take notes using neon highlighters and multicolored pens.
This little reading nook is my dream. How perfect would it be to be surrounded by books and a view of the trees outside? Just add a cup of tea, a throw, and maybe a few more pillows and I'd be more than content for a few hours.
This home library is completely impractical (Can you imagine having to dust all of those books?), but still amazing. I would have way too much fun climbing up and down that ladder, looking for the perfect book.
This home library is pretty nice too. If I lived her, I'd add a bar table and stool upstairs to create a Barnes and Noble/Starbucks feel to the space. Neat!