Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Brooklyn Public Library

This is the front entrance to the Brooklyn Public Library near Park Slope, Brooklyn. It may not be as recognizable as the New York (Manhattan) Public Library but I think it is just as majestic. During this trip, I did not get a chance to go inside. I will the next time I'm in the area.

So where do you usually get the books you read?

14 comments:

valeria said...

At one of the bookshops here in town. I never actually think about picking them up at the library. I like to KEEP the books I read. But maybe it's a good idea...and there is a very nice library here....

Abraham Lincoln said...

I must say that is a magnificent entrance. I would love to have that at my front door to replace the Georgian columns there now.

Whoops. Let that slip out. We ain't got no columns.

Tanya said...

That is a majestic looking library! I get my books from our little local Blue Ridge Library which looks nothing at all like yours! Nothing fancy on the outside, but I love all the books on the inside just the same :)

Sharon said...

You chose the right word, majestic. This is a beautiful building.

Virginia said...

Yep majestic is the word. Looks like maybe King Tut had a hand in this one. Wonder what the overdue fines are at this swanky place, Ming? Where do I get my books? Amazon, used if I can get them.

Wayne said...

I don't understand why this building isn't better known. It's extraordinary.

Thanks for giving us a look Ming.

Knoxville Girl said...

I especially like the gold figures on the columns.
I need to find more time to read so I'm not always paying library fines. So embarrassing, considering that I work in a library (academic, not public).

Wayne said...

Thanks for showing us this building Ming.

It seems odd that it isn't more famous.

• Eliane • said...

Yeah, never been inside either. It's a massive building.
I am a very good patron of B&N, which a couple of blocks from where I live. I always bring back French books when I go back home. If I am craving something new, that would be amazone.fr or a quick trip to the Librairie de France at the Rockefeller Plaza.

annulla said...

Some say that the BPL is designed to look like a book, but I just don't see it. Great photo. Next time you are in the vicinity, step inside!

Blather From Brooklyn

thwany said...

amazon.com.

they have the best deal on books, you can save a lot of money. for some reason, i don't like borrowing books from libraries --- i prefer to buy books. unfortunately, i'm so broke now that it's been a very long time since i've bought anything.

teahouse said...

Whoa! That's a beautiful library! I didn't even know it was there. I'll have to take a visit...

Just Roaming The Cities said...

The gold on the columns is the WOW factor for sure. I like the variance in the brick colors too, in the grey hues. Glad you got some people walking there so we can see the perspective of how large the entrance is.

I usually get books I read from Barnes and Noble or, better yet, the Majors and Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis.

L.Shaw said...

Usually buy my books on Amazon or at Barnes and Noble.

Right now I'm reading The Year of Magical Thinking.... it's depressing.