Sunday, 7 February 2016

Gladstone's Library


Last week Partner-who-loves-tea and I went to Hawarden in N Wales to visit Gladstone's Library and use the reading room.  Gladstone's Library is a private library and charity of which we are both proud to be members since the facilities it offers are superb.

The building is attractive outside and in particular the reading room inside is beautiful.



The light of knowledge is here shining out of one of the reading room windows.


There is a cafe facility in the building called 'Food for Thought'  and there are bedrooms available both for those attending workshops and those simply wanting to be in a peaceful atmosphere.

16 comments:

  1. It sounds like heaven!....and you get to have a sleepover!

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  2. What a marvelous place. Is it expensive to be a member? I would definitely rent a room for an entire spring season and just read and write and walk! I will have to see what the collection covers.

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    1. I pay £5 a month and that gives me access almost every day of the year. I can't recall how much an overnight room is.

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  3. What a beautiful place. Is it a specialist library?

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    1. It is mainly theology, economics, politics and Nineteenth Century studies.

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  4. Sounds and looks like a wonderful place to visit! :)

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  5. Am I much mistaken or have you posted about this wonderful library before? It looks like something that would for sure be my favourite place if I lived nearby. It'd make a great film set, too!

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    1. I may well have mentioned it before, Meike.

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  6. Books? Food? A place to sleep? WHEN CAN I MOVE IN?!?!

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  7. Sounds divine! And sounds as if you had a wonderful day out. You're a man after me own heart - what could be better than books and a nice restaurant to boot! xoxox

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  8. Our library is nice and modern and has a lot to offer, but it doesn't have sch a beautiful, historic building!

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  9. The reading room! That is like a dream come true.

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  10. Looks like my kind of library...inviting and comfy....I could spend lots of hours there.

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  11. I'm sorry that we didn't manage to get there last time I was down. Next time.....

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  12. If I lived near I would join it, to support it and have use of it. The building and collection are beautiful and I can see you had a nice visit.

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