Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum: Ryotaro Shiba started writing historical novels after World War II and won the prestigious Naoki Prize for his 1959 novel, "Fukuro no Shiro" ("The Castle of an Owl")... The Museum in his honor consists of two parts, his former house and a museum newly built after his death... Inside one sees the huge bookshelf(11 meters high) housing his more than 20,000 books.

Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum: Ryotaro Shiba started writing historical novels after World War II and won the prestigious Naoki Prize for his 1959 novel, "Fukuro no Shiro" ("The Castle of an Owl")... The Museum in his honor consists of two parts, his former house and a museum newly built after his death... Inside one sees the huge bookshelf(11 meters high) housing his more than 20,000 books.

Books and libraries - http://mylusciouslife.com/stylish-home-libraries/

Stylish home: Libraries - myLusciousLife

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Love the two-story library, all the marble above the fireplace. Love the leather wing back chairs. It's all over the top but stunning to look at.

Love the two-story library, all the marble above the fireplace. Love the leather wing back chairs. It's all over the top but stunning to look at.

Spiral Staircase, Philosophical Reading-Room by Curious Expeditions, via Flickr. Dream Home Jelly!

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George Lucas’s library at Skywalker Ranch, a company retreat in Marin County, California

20 Beautiful Private and Personal Libraries

George Lucas’s library at Skywalker Ranch, a company retreat in Marin County, California

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