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Modern Cabinet of Curiosities Stuns the Eye and Mind

Jay Walker, 52-year-old founder of the Internet think-tank Walker Digital (known for Priceline.com), has built a library celebrating human imagination. Books and artifacts from a Sumerian clay cone to a Kelmscott Chaucer to a German Enigma code machine and a … Continue reading

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Park Your Car In A Good Book

Downtown Kansas City Library Garage, Kansas City, Missouri New 152,864 SF, 485-car garage adjacent to the recently renovated downtown Kansas City library. An exterior treatment creates the illusion of a row of books, paying homage to great literary contributors of our … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Monastery Library Restored To Baroque Splendour

“Hidden in the Austrian Alps some 250 kilometres (155 miles) southwest of Vienna, Admont’s Benedictine monastery, which was founded in 1074 and spreads over 270 square kilometres (66,720 acres), has always striven for opulence. “During expansion work in the 18th … Continue reading

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A Compendium of Beautiful Libraries

The Curious Expeditions weblog issue of September 6 carries images of cathedrals of the book from all over the world. Click here to start.

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