As a child (and till this day) I’ve always been on an advanced reading and comprehension level in comparison to my peers. I never bragged about it, nor am I trying to do that now, but I’ve always been able to read at an alarmingly fast rate. It’s to the point where I have to really observe the page number count before I buy a book; 250 pages is easy for me to read in about 2 hours or less. So for a nice long read, I need to get a good 400 pages.
Books are pretty awesome and spending time in a book store is amazing! But if I don’t have money to spend on books, then you’ll most likely find me at the library. It’s not often I’m at the library due to buying books online or from Barnes & Noble, but if I had access to Book Mountain, then I’d go there every single day.
Referred to as “Book Mountain,” Spijkenisse Book Mountain is a public library located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The marvelous five-story library was designed by Rotterdam-based architecture firm MVRDV and its impressive innovative structure “book mountain” is making a lot of noise amongst book lovers; it’s the ultimate book sanctuary.
According to My Modern Met, “Spiral staircases, pathways, and terraces form a more than 1,500 foot-long route throughout the multiple levels of literature. At the very top, readers can sit, relax, and appreciate a breathtaking, panoramic view of the Dutch town.”
Wow, sounds like an amazing literary experience! It’s the type of library any book junkie would love to spend an entire day in. Perhaps even considering sliding the janitor a couple of bills and living there on the hush. I’m just saying, it’s a pretty awesome place to be. Visiting Book Mountain is now officially on my bucket list of architecture I must see.