Libraries of Famous Writers

Norman Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights apartment here wins hands down, in my opinion. Though I love a good library room, I prefer it when books kind of sprawl out into different rooms, as if they’ve become part of the fabric of the house itself. Another 19 over at Flavorwire.

I tend to judge people’s houses on whether or not I can see books within the first two rooms. There’s something slightly disturbing when they’re not to be found in a home.

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  1. Now that is a nice place 🙂 Book Love… It’s a special kind of love.

  2. I like Geoff Dyer’s one too : the red and the oblique line (hardly ever present with bookshelves)

  3. Although those angles must mean a lot of wasted book space!