TOP 5 FRIDAY: Magical Libraries
We're BIG fans of libraries here in the Coop - so much so, that our Junior Editor Kesia has picked out her fictional favourites!
1. HOGWARTS LIBRARY
Ah, the vast, towering shelves! The gothic gloom! The bad-tempered librarian with a terrifying glare! All classic features of the magical library. But most enticing of all is the spine-tingling temptation of the Restricted Section ... ooooo ...
2. THE LIBRARY IN MATILDA
It's at once an ordinary library, and utterly extraordinary - it's the humdrum accessibility of Matilda's local that makes it magical. It's a library you or I or any bookworm could visit: we, too, could stuff our brains full of knowledge and learn telekinesis. (Well, maybe not that last bit ...)
3. THE LIBRARY IN DOCTOR WHO
Because this library is the size of a planet - A PLANET - and contains copies of every book ever written. EVER.
4. SUNNYDALE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY IN BUFFY
As well as being Vampire Slayer HQ, its uniquely attractive features include charming-bumbling librarian Giles and a fabulous collection of hefty tomes on the paranormal. And you can still use it to revise for your finals. Awesome and useful.
5. BELLE'S LIBRARY IN THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
What bookworm princess hasn't dreamed of these soaring, romantic, impossible-in-real-life gold-gilded bookshelves?! This is a library with the style of a ballroom - a roaring fire, a spinning globe, a glassy tiled floor fit for recreational sock-sliding (in between all the reading, of course). Bliss.
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