A place set apart to contain books, periodicals and other materials for reading, viewing, listening, study or reference, as a room, set of rooms or building where books may be read or borrowed.
But in my mind a library is much more. It is a place of foreign lands, peoples, animals, things. It's a place of imagination and fantasy, a place where you can go to meet the world without having to get on a plane, a place of escape and coming home.
The library in the photo is the library at Wimpole Hall and I was lucky to visit it last week. Imagine having all that space to place your books, a nice comfy couch, a roaring fire and a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate. I might never get out again!
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