February 23, 2018

#BookishTravels with @adivineeternity: Let's go to the NYPL Library!

Well hello there! I see you've found my comfy corner of the world, which is currently somewhere in New York City where I live with an oversized book collection, my cat, and not enough money to physically travel everywhere I want to. Who am I, you ask? I'm Caity, one of the awesome reviewers on Crossroad Reviews! I joined recently and am now inviting you to join me on my bookish travels.

Each week we will be featuring something related to both books/reading AND traveling, be it incredible bookstores and libraries from around the world, travel literature and the places they feature, books set basically anywhere, author's houses or destinations of choice, and any of a variety of other amazing things which fit the category. 

Want to visit a specific place? Let us know in the comments!! 

This week, I'm actually going to start right here at home with one of the most famous, and photogenic, libraries in the world: The NYPL's Stephen A. Schwartzman Building.
Photo by Caity G.

This New York City landmark is one of the most remarkable places to visit. There's a certain magic that comes from climbing up the stairs to the main entrance of the Schwartzman building, knowing you're about to enter a piece of literary history and a primary attraction for book lovers around the world. The lobby of the library is no different, but there is one specific room I want to mention.

Photo from the NYPL Website

If the above photograph looks familiar to you, it's because it may just be the most famous single room in any library in the world. It's the Rose Main Reading Room, known for its giant windows, gorgeous chandeliers, and ceiling murals of billowing clouds. You've most likely seen it featured in Ghostbusters and Breakfast at Tiffany's, both of which feature scenes filmed in the library itself.

This library is one of my favorite things about living in New York and somewhere I always seem to not be able to take my friends and family, many of whom love books, as well, when they visit. But if you ever get the chance to visit and haven't done so, I encourage you to go and, if you want, leave the library a donation so they can continue running all of the amazing programs they offer the city and continue maintaining buildings like the Schwartzman building.

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I love seeing other libraries and my goal one day is to do a library road trip which will include the Library of Congress.

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