Friday Fun: Libraries Big Enough for Stairs

There is something aspirational (and yet something that feels so right and natural) about staircases in libraries. Why would you ever not have a spiral staircase or a ladder if you have a large home library?

Ah, maybe because the ceilings are too low? In the house in England, where my younger son’s bunk bed might be too tall to fit, I think I can safely reach even the highest shelf without a stepladder.

House on the Rock, Wisconsin. From its website.
House on the Rock, Wisconsin. From its website.
The Oresman Library.
The Oresman Library.
Sobre spiral in metal, from Pinterest.
Sobre spiral in metal, from Pinterest.
OK, this is a professional bookstore in Mexico, but how inspirational is this? From CNN website.
OK, this is a professional bookstore in Mexico, but how inspirational is this? From CNN website.
Just one simple wall... from mocooo.com
Just one simple wall… from mocooo.com
A mezzanine without books is a bit of a waste... From somethingblond.blogspot.com
A mezzanine without books is a bit of a waste… From somethingblond.blogspot.com
For the modernists, from Decoist.com
For the modernists, from Decoist.com
For the classicists, from rebrn.com
For the classicists, from rebrn.com
From the outside, looking in... From Decoist.com
From the outside, looking in… From Decoist.com