Kansas City Public Library, Missouri. The building was designed by Dimensional Innovations. Local residents selected the titles of the books that are displayed on the bookshelf.
The titles change periodically too… I think they swap one out every year. I remember driving by as they painted these - and the inside is FANTASTIC. Lovliest place in KC.
I wanna live there.
“You’ll find our hearts not on our sleeves, but in the spines of our books.”
“My good opinion once lost is lost forever.”
― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Celebrating 200 Years of Jane Austen’s most beloved novel, first published on 28 January 1813
Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, the story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London.
Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of ‘most loved books’ such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen’s memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide. (wiki)
who decided that reading was a relaxing activity like do you even know how much emotional turmoil books put me through