I’m a bit of a book nerd so I have this fascination with libraries and old books. I could spend ALL day in a library.
There is just something really cool about being surrounded by aisles and aisles of old books.
I’ve been dying to go to the New York a Public Library for while now. Not only is it one of the oldest public libraries in the United States, but they have a really cool rare book collection. Specifically they have a Gutenberg bible. Basically it was one of the first bibles to ever be massed produced using moveable type. It’s written in Latin and printed in the 1400s.
Only 49 Gutenberg bibles are around today, but only 23 of them are complete books. It’s one of the most valuable books in the world. I’ve had the chance to see 2 Gutenberg Bibles- one at Yale and the other at the New York Public Library. It’s super cool, in my opinion.
Also, if you’re ever in NYC and a fellow booknerd or you love a booknerd… check out their gift shop, they had a lot of awesome gifts for booknerds that I definitely stocked up as gifts to bring home to friends.