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Old April 6th, 2015, 01:06 PM   #61
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wowo are u can tell me more about this place ?
The library of Alexandria is one of the world first libraries, it held records of history from Egypt...but in the dark ages was burnt to the ground, from Islamic expansion...but recently was rebuilt bigger and next to the nile. ocean of alexandia
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Old July 16th, 2015, 02:02 PM   #65
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Old August 27th, 2015, 04:33 AM   #66
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MÉXICO CITY

Porrúa is one of the oldest publishing houses in Mexico, and the oldest surviving bookstore chain. This is their shop in Chapultepec Park.















Unlike the staid Porrúa, publishers of law books and literature classics, El Péndulo is a small chain with locales that are bookshops, cafés and even live music venues in trendy neighborhoods.

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Old September 25th, 2015, 01:01 PM   #67
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I love the design of the vancouver public library. It's just amazing.
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Old October 5th, 2015, 03:13 PM   #68
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Couple from the UK

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Old October 5th, 2015, 03:36 PM   #69
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The John Rylands Library, University of Manchester, England

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Chetham's Medieval Chained Library (1653) also in Manchester in England



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Old October 8th, 2015, 08:12 PM   #70
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In 2012, a Blue Plaque was unveiled in respect of the Local Author and Unversity of Manchester Graduate Anthony Burgess.

Blue plaque in Manchester will honour Anthony Burgess -The Guardian -2012

A Clockwork Orange Exhibition -John Ryland Library - Manchester





The International Anthony Burgess Foundation - Manchester - The Collection includes Burgess own personal library and a lot of Burgess furniture and personal possessions are displayed.

BBC -In pictures: Centre dedicated to Anthony Burgess opens

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Old October 9th, 2015, 02:50 AM   #71
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wow... excellent British examples.
The Manchester library is breathtaking, truly!
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Old October 12th, 2015, 02:12 PM   #72
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Beautiful Interior Designing
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Old November 28th, 2015, 02:58 PM   #73
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State Library of New South Wales


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Beautiful Australian library! It his in Sydney?
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Biblioteca Nacional, National Library, Rio de Janeiro.



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Awesome photos! I was just in Rio de Janeiro, and both the National Library and the Royal Portuguese Reading Room (two top pics) were being remodelled. Just my luck!
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The British Library is a modern library opened in 1998 and built to replace the historic British Museum Library which had simply run out of space. The BL has 11 Reading Rooms and is based close to St Pancras International Railway Station in London, and has a further site in Northern England at Boston Spa which is not far from Wetherby and Leeds in Yorkshire. The British Library has a substantial collection of around 170 million items, and holds very unique historic collections and is also home to a renowned Centre for Conservation which cares for the Libraries vast collection.

The British Library which was originally built on the site of an old railway yard, has helped to regenerate the St Pancras and Kings Cross area of London, an area which now hosts a number of Hi-Tech companies including Google (which has it's European HQ nearby) and a number of scientific centres including the new £700 million Francis Crick Institute built behind the library on adjoining land which is one of the largest centres for biomedical research and innovation in the world, whilst the new Alan Turing Data Institute which is also to be built built on land adjoining the Library.








Quiet Please!!! In Praise of the British Library - Oliva Laing - The Guardian (2015)

I break the British Library’s code of silence and discover I’m an interfering, heartless jerk - Nicholas Lezard - The New Statesman (2015)

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Alan Turing Institute for Data Science to be based at British Library

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Sophisticated Developer Sought for British Library Extension - Alan Turing Institute - Construction Index News (2015)

Model Showing the British Libraries deep vast underground storage facilities



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The future of the British Museum Reading Room is still under discussion, with many people such as Sir Paul Nurse (President of the Royal Society and Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute) supporting it being used to supplement the current British Library at St Pancras.

The British Museum Reading Room was used by a large number of famous figures, including notably Sun Yat-sen, Karl Marx, Oscar Wilde, Friedrich Hayek, Bram Stoker, Mahatma Gandhi, Rudyard Kipling, George Orwell, George Bernard Shaw, Mark Twain, Vladimir Lenin (using the name Jacob Richter), Virginia Woolf, Arthur Rimbaud, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, H. G. Wells and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

In 2007 the books and facilities installed in 2000 were removed, and the Reading Room was relaunched as a venue for special exhibitions, beginning with one featuring China’s Terracotta Army. The general library for visitors (Paul Hamlyn Library) moved to a room accessible through nearby Room 2, but closed permanently on 13 August 2011. This is an earlier library that has also had distinguished users, including Thomas Babington Macaulay, William Thackeray, Robert Browning, Giuseppe Mazzini, Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens.

In 2014, the British Museum opened its new World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre that included a specially constructed exhibition space. The museum has been consulting on the future of the Reading Room and in September 2015, it was announced that Hartwig Fischer was to be the next Director of the British Museum; he will be the first non-British head of the museum since 1866, and will be working with the Museum Trustees to secure the future of the Museum and Reading Rooms.

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Surely with Bloomsbury’s massive student population facing further pressures on study space, and the neighbourhood’s schoolchildren — many living in crowded conditions where homework is a logistical issue — the room should be returned to its original role forthwith?

Support is out there. Museum trustee and Nobel prize-winner Sir Paul Nurse told me that opening up Smirke’s masterpiece once more would be a advantageous.

“I can’t second guess what will happen — but I’d like to see its integrity returned,” he said.

“I’d like to see the fact it was this great library and intellectual centre for London celebrated. It means making its structure obvious and some connection maintained to its intellectual history. It is a space that spawned ideas.”

Others are more forthright. Architectural historian Dan Cruickshank queries why a plan has not been long in place.

“It is an extremely important interior and the museum must find an acceptable use for it soon,” he told me. There were promises it would be restored and reopened and they have not done that. So much has happened there of truly international importance. “It is a marvellous place to work — it is so conducive to intellectual achievement.”

Architect Spencer de Grey, senior partner and head of design at Rogers’s practice, worked on the redesign of the museum’s great court between 1994 and 2000.

He says the room’s future must be at the top of the to-do list for MacGregor’s replacement.

“London is short of civilised, free places of study,” he said. “Surely the round reading room could immediately reopen as such. It is an uplifting space that inspired the likes of Karl Marx and should be available to the students and researchers of today.”

The museum holds in its trust treasures lifted from civilisations from around the globe.

Now it must show, as a matter of urgency, how it intends to care for one of its own."

British Museum’s Reading Room, what will happen? (2015)

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