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25-10-2007
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ta-ta that sounds great..
i'd love to see pictures..

do you have a camera?..

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Just fun cameras and the one in my cellphone that I don't know how to operate My real life is extremely low-tech, perhaps to compensate for the high-tech job ... if you want to PM me your address, I could send you some prints whenever I get the current camera developed ...

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27-10-2007
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I love the library is Beauty and the Beast - it was my main reason for watching it when I was little

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I love the one where the shelves merge into the stairs!
Oh, absolutely!

In regards to the magnificent B&TB library, has anyone ever been to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC? I've always loved that room, and thought it may have inspired the Disney beauty of books, espcially in regards to the ceiling that seems to stretch into heaven! What a perfect place to loose yourself in any other world!

At my old home, I didn't have a dining room; I had a library A new meaning of food for thought....

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Here's a so-so picture of the Biltmore library from gosoutheast.com. I wish it had a better view of the ceiling or the rest of the room, but it's not a bad taste:


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wow..thats pretty extravagant..
thanks for posting princesse..

and your library instead of dining room sounds pretty great..
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Great thread! There are some beautiful, and inspiring, pictures here. I'd love to have all my books in one room...as opposed to piled around the entire apartment like stalagmites.

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Libraries at sea...


Queen Mary 2


Queen Elizabeth 2


Queen Victoria

All images from Cunard's website.

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What about when Belle walks into the library of the Beast's castle and there are millions of shelves of books that reach the ceiling? There were even ladders to reach the ones on the tippy-top!

I think it's hysterical that you said that---I was definitely going to bring it up. I like this thread and it reminds me of my mother's house in Boston. She says that a house without books is one without character and that its inhabitants must not be as 'informed' as people who delight in the act of reading and cherish their books. Might be a little judgmental, but I think I agree to some extent.


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I think exactly like Your mom, if I walk in someone's house and see no books I say to myself oh, no, another dumb! Judgmental yes, but so true!

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I love books and displaying them!

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oh and this looks fun!

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i love the name of this thread.....


great pics!
the one above does look extremely cozy!..

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Had someone over yesterday who's never been to my house before, and she said a couple times, "I've never seen so many books!" It was deja vu, because that's what people always used to say when they came over to my parents' house when I was a little kid

I think you can be wise and knowledgeable without books, but I know for sure that I was meant to live with books. I have loved them from the very beginning ...

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it's very good thread...
with some good ideas...
i will need this for sure later...

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