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Librije in Zutphen  The Librije hails from the 16th century and is located in the St. Walburga’s Church in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. The Church itself dates back to the 11th century. The library’s interior and exterior have remained nearly unchanged, and much of the book collection is still chained to reading desks.

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Library of St Walburga, Zutphen, The Netherlands

Librije Chained Library

Discover Librije Chained Library in Zutphen, Netherlands: Unchanged for centuries, this medieval library keeps its books in chains.

Old, but gold

Zutphen Netherlands - Zutphen is a town in the province of Gelderland in the Netherlands. It lies some 30 km north-east of Arnhem, on the Eastern bank of the river IJssel at the point where it is joined by the Berkel.

Tower in Spring by Foto Martien, via Flickr

Tower in Spring by Foto Martien, via Flickr

window seat over looking water; yes, please.  mhr

LOVE this window and beautiful space! I want this to be my reading space!

Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 0213 f. 92 (Corpse). Book of Hours (Italy, second half of the 15th century).

demonagerie: “ Cambridge, Harvard University, Houghton Library, MS Typ 0213 f. Book of Hours (Italy, second half of the century).

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