Monday, October 12, 2009
The public library is a place that is near and dear to many a mori girl. Losing yourself in a stack of books in the quiet of a warm afternoon, surreptitiously devouring a small bag of candy. Your library scores extra points if it's housed in an old building and has sturdy old wooden tables.
Because many mori girls tend to pursue a number of solitary interests, the library is the perfect place to read up on anything from sewing machine technique to the history of the graphic novel. Be sure to bring along a warm cardigan or scarf as the air conditioning in many libraries tends to get a bit chilly. You may also like to take with you a small bag of snacks, nuts or dried fruit perhaps, and a flask of hot tea.
I visit the library at least once a week. Sometimes I go just to collect books and DVDs I've placed on reserve, but every so often I can't resist browsing the shelves for books on random subjects. There's another library in my city that doesn't let its books be lent out, but is housed in a beautiful historical building with a reading room that's got a domed glass ceiling--perfect for an afternoon with a favourite novel.
Image source: A Perez