An Ode to the London Library

Contrary to expectations (or, perhaps, your worst nightmares), this post will not be composed in verse.  I just wish to record for posterity quite how infatuated I am with the London Library. The London Library is the world’s largest lending library, but you’d never guess from the exterior.  It hides a remote corner of St. James’ Park behind the flag draped off the Cypriot High Commission.  The Library was founded in 1841 by members of the British Library who were unhappy with some of its policies.  For the modest annual price of about the GDP per capita of Ethiopia, you … Continue reading An Ode to the London Library