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Now Available for Immediate Order!
Third Printing, with Corrections

The Private Library
The History of the Architecture and Furnishings of the Domestic Bookroom
by Reid Byers

Read the article 'How Many Books Does It Take to Make a Place Feel Like Home?' from the New York Times, featuring The Private Library and an interview with author Reid Byers!

In this book, Mr. Byers examines with a sardonic eye the historical influences that have shaped the architecture of the private library, and the furnishings, amenities, and delightful anachronisms that make the mortal room into what Borges so famously called Paradise.