This post was inspired by Sisterhood of the Books post on Top 5 Book Reading Locations (you should check it out)! When I read her post I started thinking about my dream library (of which, I vow will be a reality someday)!
I started picturing what my dream library looked like but I had so many ideas running through my head that I kept getting a garbled picture. So I decided to put it down on paper (and then later on WordPress) to make the picture clear. Here’s what I came up with:
First of all, SIZE!
Books seem to multiply by the dozens! I already have too many books to fill my bookshelf and yet when I go to the book store to buy one book I notoriously walk out with three. (They literally jump into my hands)! So I need a library that will be big enough that I won’t come across the problem of running out of book space (at least, not for a while). Concurrently, big space has been added to the check list.
Second Must-Have: BIG WINDOWS
I’m a huge fan of natural light so windows are a MUST! Even better, floor to ceiling windows with long drapes so I can do that whole moment in Beauty and the Beast where the Beast yanks back the drapes to reveal Belle’s dream library! (Lets face it ladies– we all would have said yes to the beast if it meant getting that library)!
Third Must-Have: WARMTH
I want a cozy library as it’s simply no fun reading when you’re shivering. When you’re wrapped in a blanket cocoon with your toes right by the fire, its paradise! So, I need a fireplace (the bigger, the better) and a cabinet dedicated to holding soft, fuzzy blankets (preferably purple). Doesn’t it sound nice?
Fourth Must-Have: TWIRLING STAIRS
Twirling stairs always add a magical element as if an old secret awaits you at the top of the staircase. Therefore, I must have stairs. The twirling kind.
Fifth Must-Have: COMFORT
How long can you read at a desk with a wooden chair until your back starts aching? Well, it’s not long for me therefore all desks and wooden chairs (without any padding) are hereby banished from my dream library. Couches, soft arm chairs, recliners and cushions shall decorate my dream library and nothing else!
Sixth Must-Have: SECRET PASSAGE WAY
Because who ever heard of a decent library without a secret passage way?
Lets go over the six requirements of my dream library, shall we:
- BIG SPACE
- BIG WINDOWS
- TWIRLING STAIRS
- SECRET PASSAGE WAY
That’s not too much to ask for, is it? Of course there are other requirements that can’t quite be captured with pictures. Roasted coffee beans and old book smell would perfume the air, the ceiling would be painted of a starry night sky, my library would be sorted into sections dictated by genres. Therefore, different themes would decorate my library a fantasy theme, historical theme, science fiction theme and you get the picture. And lastly (but not least) a mini-fridge for all reading snacks (very important)!
What does your dream library look like? What does it smell like? Does it have a mini-fridge? (It really should). Share with me and have a wonderful day!
- 10 Amazing Pictures of Cincinnati Public Library (techcular.com)
- Trinity College Library, Dublin (yorkshermixture.wordpress.com)
- 13 Houses With Secret Passageways (mentalfloss.com)
- Why libraries? (myranthia.wordpress.com)
- Directors dream to bring ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Victoria becomes a reality (victoriaadvocate.com)