Authors, I’m sure, are no strangers to their local libraries. What better place to gather inspiration for their own stories than the homes of thousands of others? It’s not surprising that now and then, authors like to pay homage to libraries by writing one into their books.
This week, April 8-14, is National Library Week! To celebrate this literary week, I composed a list of four famous fictional libraries.
1. The Hogwarts Library, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Hogwarts Library, infamous for its Restricted Section, is the key element to solving Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s mystery of the philosopher’s stone.
This magnificent library has thousands of books upon thousands of shelves, with each book being protected by both special charms and the indefatigable Hogwarts librarian, Madam Pince. Continue reading