TITLE

At These Parisian Landmarks, Shh Is The Word

AUTHOR(S)
Woodward, Richard B.
PUB. DATE
April 2006
SOURCE
Library Times International: world news digest of library & info;Apr2006, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the libraries in Paris, France, as a landmark worthy of a tourist's itinerary because of their architectural design and book collections. Bibliotheque Forney, situated in the Hotel de Sens, offers a collection of postcards and posters. Bibliotheque Mazarine, the oldest public library in France, is the official library for the Institut de France and showcases marble busts of historical eminences. Bibliotheque De L'arsenal, a former military stronghold, concentrates on French literature and includes the prison dossier of the Marquis de Sade. Collections in the Bibliotheque Ste.-Genevieve include volumes of history from 1811 to the present and other materials from the ninth century. Bibliotheque Nationale situated in Rue de Richelieu features a Labrouste design of stony fortress. Exhibitions here require a modest entrance fee.
ACCESSION #
20753296

 

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