Beautiful Libraries

Library of the Day

I’m excited to introduce a new feature on the blog! My new series, ‘Library of the Day,’ will showcase beautiful libraries and reading spaces.

I thought it was appropriate to begin with my first favourite library — Belle’s library from Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

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Can anyone think of a more romantic gift than a library? I know I can’t.

Beauty and the Beast was my absolute favourite movie as a little girl. I watched it every day for a year. And I vividly remember the thrill I got watching the library scene.  Every single time.

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Can we also just take a moment to appreciate how cool spiral staircases are? And look at those windows… imagine the view, or sitting to watch a storm, safe inside and curled up with a good book and a hot mug of tea.  Doesn’t get much better than that.

In the News, Recommended Reading

Alice Monro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

I couldn’t be happier that Alice Monro, a Canadian author and Western alumna, has just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Not familiar with Monro’s work? Now’s the time! I highly recommend A View from Castle Rock and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.