The British Library An Overlooked London Gem
I can’t speak to when the allure of libraries struck. But for me books themselves are reason alone. Enough, even, to overlook the 70s-era buildings of my hometown, with their grayish yellow carpet and exposed pipe ceilings. Minus a handful of major metropolitan libraries, the USA is no competition for the grandeur many other parts of the world have constructed to house their most beloved manuscripts.