I highly recommend this to anyone who loves books and/or spends undue amounts of time in a library.
The author's unprecedented access to so many of the world's most beautiful libraries makes this the most definitive history of the subject available.
I bought this book for the opposite reason: to look at the gorgeous pictures of libraries through the years — and they are gorgeous!
"The Library: A World History" by James W.P. Campbell is a beautiful book. At 328 pages long, there is much to appreciate within, and if you are a bibliophile like I am, you will... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Z Hayes
Excellent survey of the great libraries of the world- a tribute to man's creative endeavors both in the works housed and in the structures themselves. Read morePublished 1 month ago by June Parker
Pages and pages of great photos of the most beautiful book cases and library shelves in world from around the world. Most of the picture serve to awe the eyes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ron B
This was a Christmas gift for my mom, a librarian, and she adores it.Published 5 months ago by Ebony K. Filer
Excellent book. Very nice color photos, fine paper, well documented text. I recommend this book for people who love the libraries.Published 7 months ago by Guillermo Elias
This book provides an architectural history of library design, from ancient Mesopotamia to the modern world. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jennifer Cameron-Smith