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Gabriel García Márquez Library

Library Passport: Barcelona’s Geometric Beauty

In the monthly feature, Library Passport, I Love Libraries satisfies its neverending wanderlust by highlighting exceptional libraries from around the world. Grab your passport and join us! We’re in love with the Gabriel García Márquez Library in Barcelona, Spain. The library is dedicated to the Colombian Nobel laureate who lived in the city from 1967-1975 …

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Chinguetti guide

Ancient Libraries Disappearing in the Sahara

Chinguetti’s libraries are disappearing. The ancient city in Mauritania in eastern Africa is losing a battle with the surrounding Sahara Desert, which is slowly threatening to bury not only Chinguetti but also its 13 libraries—some of which hold manuscripts that date to the 12th century. The Washington Post recently published a fascinating interactive photo essay …

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