A Peek Inside the Libraries of Famous Writers
Colm Tóibín’s library and workspace. Photo via.
I think Colm’s library is my favorite because of the floor-to-ceiling shelves–but Kipling’s cuts a close second because of all the wood paneling and beams and Pullman’s is wonderful because he has books stacked on the floor and I can absolutely see that happening in my library and then there are the oddities, like Agatha Christie’s low shelves and the busts in Faulkner’s library (Don Quixote, I know, I know) and that spookiness of Twain’s library, but probably because the photo is B&W and the view Dickens had and the way my breath sucks in when I see Her, Anne Sexton, in Her Space—O marvelous lady. I could peek into such libraries all day, way too easily—so you go, now—click the link at the top of the page and peek—you take over. I must be one with the armchair and write myself into a library of my own.
Ooh, I’d love to browse those shelves! Have you seen the bookshelfporn.com site? So much fun. When we’re famous writers, we can have our own built.
Oh, Beth. Thank you for bookshelfporn.com. I clicked. I love it. Makes me feel-with-conviction that when I do have my own library, the kind with enough space for every single book we own and then some, I will still have stacks on the floor—adamantly.