Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Where childhood reigns


"Times past, way off in China, in the city of all cities,
there was a good-for-nothing fellow called Aladdin."
Cotsen Children's Library. Children and adults alike enjoy this space, stocked with rare children's literature (medieval manuscripts, early Brothers Grimm editions, Beatrix Potter writings). The books are too rare to circulate, but can be consulted in a special reading room.

7 comments:

Adele said...

What a nice place! Lucky kids (and adults, too!).

EG CameraGirl said...

I love spaces that encourage children to imagine happy, fantastic thoughts.

LOLfromPasa said...

Well, this looks like a fun place! And, their website is nice and welcoming too. Lovely.

Paul @ Leeds Daily Photo said...

Interesting and also a fun place. Personally I would love to see the Lear drawings. By chance I recently got a look at a little of the works in The Leeds University special collection.

LONDONLULU said...

Adele - it's certainly fun for adults, and the kids have such a blast!

EG CameraGirl - I love that too, wouldn't mind being a kid again to experience this place anew :)

LOLfromPasa - so true, even their website is welcoming. I've seen so many ages come by to just hang out there :)

Paul - the Lear works would be good to see! I've not yet made a request to view anything, but hope to soon enough. That's great the Leeds University and its special holdings are right there.

Chrissy Brand said...

A great space indeed for all.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a wonderful place Lulu, I can just imagine how much fun it would be for youngsters to read exciting stories in such exciting surroundings.