Hey y’all… Happy Friday!🤓
Friday Faves is a little meme where I can post some of my absolute favorite book related topics, including various tropes, awesome heroes/heroines, bad boys, bookish stuff and well… WHATEVER!
*REMEMBER: All the books featured on Friday Faves are books that I have read and adored at some point unless specifically noted!
THIS MONTH’S THEME:
Libraries or Bookstores I Want to Explore
(thanks to https://www.thatartsyreadergirl.com for the awesome idea…!)
I’ll admit, I’m a certified book nerd, I always have been (tho I tried to hide that in my teen years..)! And I would LOVE to travel around the globe to visit some of these AMAZING and WONDROUS bookstores and libraries. I’ll list a few each Friday, not in any particular order. Let me know if you’ve visited these places or if you’d recommend any! (unfortunately, due to COVID, several places are closed to the public or may be restricted)
BODLEIAN LIBRARY — OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
Established in 1602 as Oxford University’s library, Bodleian is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. The library houses more than 11 million items, including many of historical importance: four copies of the Magna Carta, a Gutenberg Bible, and Shakespeare’s First Folio (from 1623), just to name a few. Though Bodleian comprises multiple buildings, perhaps the most visually interesting is Radcliffe Camera, built in 1737-1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library. The earliest circular library in England, Radcliffe has outlasted its 15 minutes of fame by appearing in multiple films, including Young Sherlock Holmes, The Saint, The Red Violin, and The Golden Compass.
El Ateneo Grand Splendid-Buenos Aires, Argentina
A true feast for the eyes, this theatre in Argentina was transformed into a bookstore and is now basically the closest thing to the library in Beauty and the Beast that we will ever see in real life.
Man, these are just gorgeous! I love looking at historical buildings! Have a wonderful day y’all!💜