T is for the Texas Armstrong Browning Library

We’re nearing the end of the A to Z Challenge and our quest for the most beautiful libraries from around the world. Today’s search lands us at the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. This library holds the largest collections of poetry from authors Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. According to

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S is for San Simeon’s Hearst Castle Gothic Study

Well, today happens to be Earth Day and it’s also my birthday. Oh joy. I’m getting older… Anyway, today we’re visiting a fairly old treasure on the west coast of the United States. It’s Hearst Castle’s Gothic Study in San Simeon, California. Hearst Castle was built for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst in 1919, and

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R is for Ridgefield’s Jay Walker Private Library

Unlike yesterday’s post in the A to Z Challenge, I actually have a library that matches today’s letter. It’s the Jay Walker Private Library in Ridgefield, Connecticut. This library is also known as the “Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination,” and it’s certainly full of imagination. Sadly, this library is not open to

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P is for the Paris Sainte Geneviève Library

We’re visiting another lovely library today during the A to Z Challenge. The Sainte Geneviève Library in Paris, France is both a public and a university library. And talk about a library! The reading room of the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève is ginormous. With cast iron arches and columns, the library’s walls are lined with bookshelves. And

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N is for Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology Library

We’re in the Netherlands today at the Delft University of Technology Library. Also known as the TU Delft Library, this unique building was constructed in 1997 and was designed by the Delft Mecanoo architecture firm. And this library really utilizes nature. The building rises out of the ground so that the roof is covered in

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