I always look lovingly at shots of impressive personal libraries, because aside from anything else they offer a glimpse of possibility; that with focus, effort and sadly a ton of money, any bibliophile can own their own private and wholly impressive personal library.
I’m sure such a realisation is a long way off for me, so in the meantime I’ll continue to satisfy my craving by admiring the libraries of others. And the focus for this week’s featured Bookshelf of the Week, certainly is one to be admired.
This is the personal library of The Typophiles president David S. Rose. An entrepreneurial letterpress printer and graphic designer, David Rose is probably best known for the publication of his book, Introduction to Letterpress Printing. Rose is also noted for being an avid book collector, and the fruits of Rose’s bookish collecting endeveours can well and truly be seen in this great shot of his library, as taken by Nick Sherman.
What I love most about Rose’s library is probably it’s neatness and serenity. It also reminds me of the Classics library at the University of St. Andrews, where I spent many a happy hour deep in thoughtful study.
Rose’s library is certainly a place where I could also feel really comfortable in, although in all honesty I would probably replace the sofa and the coffee table with a nice oak study desk.
Anyway thanks for taking a great shot Nick, and for sharing it.