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Postby Princess Marzipan » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:57 am UTC

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Postby DonChubby » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:58 am UTC

*Has a geek-gasm*
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Postby arbivark » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:00 am UTC

interesting site. don't know it. but i found the xmas cards worth a look.
http://thenonist.com/index.php/thenonist/permalink/
scroll down.

i guess that's the sort of library our town had in mind. so far it's a year late and 7 million over budget.

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Postby joeframbach » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:31 am UTC

I want to be IN that.

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Postby crazyjimbo » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:51 am UTC

Not quite as awesome, but here are some photos of one of the best bookshops I've ever been in. It's a place in Inverness, and the thing I loved most about it was it sold all sort of weird prints of ancient maps. It also had most of the originals for sale for rediculous prices.

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Postby kira » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:59 am UTC

What's in the suitcases?


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Postby Ghona » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:16 am UTC

crazyjimbo wrote:Image

Great idea, Nice bookstore. It would be a shame if something happened to it.having a wood stove in the middle of a bookstore.

Copy and paste the above into notepad.



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Postby joeframbach » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:31 am UTC

Ghona wrote:Copy and paste the above into notepad.


alternatively: just hit the "quote" button.

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Postby __Kit » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:48 am UTC

My dad sells books online :o
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Postby Oort » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:06 am UTC

I've been to Powell's bookstore ini Oregon. It was freaking HUGE. Man, I could talk all day about bookstores I've been to.

My first thought was "wait a minute, is this spam?" but then I noticed all the replies. When I saw the pics, I thought "whoa shit!" :D

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Postby Scheherazade » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:39 am UTC

I've only been to my local public libraries, so upon seeing those pictures my poor, library deprived heart skipped a beat.

They even have stairs! Excuse me while I swoon.

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Postby Jauss » Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:43 am UTC

Oort wrote:I've been to Powell's bookstore in Oregon. It was freaking HUGE. Man, I could talk all day about bookstores I've been to.


Yeah, the Powell's downtown (City of Books) is made of win. Or lose as far as your wallet is concerned. Their other stores are cool too (they have a technical bookstore near CoB), but you know, not an entire city block and several stories. :)
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Postby solarchem » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:52 am UTC

The Waterstone's bookstore in Boston used to be (before they burned) the best place for a geek date. The top floor was a gorgeous sun filled room looking out over the streets and shops of the Back Bay area with huge, soft, ancient leather chairs big enough for two people to snuggle up in and read.
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Postby Alcari » Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:56 am UTC

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Postby bbctol » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:15 pm UTC

I want to get inside one of those. Damn.

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Postby Yakk » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:40 pm UTC

Note that the link has more pictures.

Of the above, I've only been in the British Library -- and it was quite impressive in person. :)

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Postby (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:47 pm UTC

Wow. I was skeptical of the title... but those libraries do totally turn me on. Holy crap I need to go to the library...
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Postby bbctol » Fri Jun 22, 2007 1:49 pm UTC

Hm... where did that "Porn on xkcd" thread go?

http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?t=5899

It didn't go anywhere, you are in the wrong forum.

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Postby ArchangelShrike » Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:09 pm UTC

Now I'm thinking I really need to get out of Hawaii and to a good library...

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Postby une see » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:28 am UTC

I live across from a library.

But it's not cool like those are! :(

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Postby liza » Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:24 am UTC

Oort wrote:I've been to Powell's bookstore ini Oregon. It was freaking HUGE. Man, I could talk all day about bookstores I've been to.

My first thought was "wait a minute, is this spam?" but then I noticed all the replies. When I saw the pics, I thought "whoa shit!" :D


Holy literature. How have I not mentioned Powell's here before?! I live like, an hour and a half away from it and therefore I go every time I'm in Portland. You can easily spend a day in there, just browsing.

Imagine one city block, threeish floors of pure bookgasm. And the rare book room! GAH. There's stuff from the effing 1200's in there. They have a first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird signed by Harper. There are books worth thousands of dollars. Oh, I love Portland, and I love Powells.

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Postby Oort » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:07 am UTC

I live in California. My mom's family lives in Oregon, so whenever I go up there (once every couple years) I stop by Powell's. But my family always makes me leave after only a few hours.

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Postby dragonarcher8812 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:11 am UTC

No, I win. I've mentioned this before on other threads. I get to work in the Library of Congress this summer. You wanna see a rare books room?

And in reality, they're super chill about stuff. If its only like, 200 or 300 years old, I'm allowed to move it with ungloved hands. I got to touch Rochambeaus' original maps of his march from Rhode Island.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Donatien_de_Vimeur%2C_Comte_de_Rochambeau

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Postby liza » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:17 am UTC

While AMAZINGLY cool, Powell's still pwns. I mean, new releases in the obscure sci-fi section are difficult to find in the Library of Congress.

You still win, but Powell's deserves respect (and you can buy things!).

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Postby dragonarcher8812 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 4:33 am UTC

Somnia wrote: (and you can buy things!).


Yeah, that might make it worse. As in, for the wallet. I'm not getting paid and I'm a college student. I should probably be restrained from entering bookstores, as they are a danger to my tuition. :shock:

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Postby Pebbles » Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:36 am UTC

A library without a spiral staircase just isnt a library... also double decker libraries are awesome. Ive never been in any library that looks like that.. but I want to now, desperatly.
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Postby qu » Mon Jul 02, 2007 2:20 am UTC

Oh god, I'd feel as giddy as a belle in a Disney movie if I went inside one of those.


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