It was on that trip that I discovered the collection of over 30,000 volumes belonging to one of Cornell's late presidents, a "little" personal library that he donated to Cornell upon his retirement. I was so awestruck at this room full of books, and could hardly believe that it had all belonged to one person. It was so expansive! So organized! I have never seen a room full of that many books, that wasn't a library.
I immediately decided that I needed my own library one day.
While I am happily on my way to acquiring the number of books that would necessitate its own house to store them all, I do not (yet) have the organizational materials to actually create a home library. But never fear, it's on my bucket list.
If I were to have my own personal library, however, I would want it to look something like this:
Wooden, old, and topped with busts of dead authors. (photo via)
Extremely large, and surrounded by windows and ivy. With a reading couch, of course. (photo via)
And with easy access to the books on the top shelf. (photo via)
Do you dream of owning your own personal library one day? What does it look like?