Liverpool — The picture here was taken in the ‘Picton Reading Room’ of Liverpool’s recently renovated Central Library and features a bust of Sir James Picton, who campaigned to have the library built and be the first electrically lit library in the UK. All way back in 1860. It’s a beautiful place to spend some time, the kind of room where the slightest movement becomes an audible ripple and then tidal wave o...
Vancouver — I come here daily. I don’t have an office - I don’t need one. I go up to the 6th floor and find a seat by the window. The workday begins. Every day is different: sometimes I write code, sometimes I w...
Chapel hill — “‘You’re a Muslim!’ ‘No, I reject and am rejected. I am not a believer, but not an atheist either.’ ‘You’re a communist?’ ‘No, but not a capitalist.’ ‘You’re a rightist?’ ‘No.’ ‘You’re a leftist...
My second home.
Exploring the Great Cairo Library in Zamalek for the first time. Recently renovated and extremely nice. Will come back.
Always a special feeling visiting the British Library
Inside the newly renovated Picton Reading Room.
Visiting Liverpool Central Library.
The Public Library, early
It's 2014. This is what libraries (can) look like now.
Library in the afternoon. The quiet.
Working in my favorite room at the Fayetteville Public Library. There's something about high ceilings -- both inspiring and intimidating at the same time.
Reading on a rainy day: Days of Dust by Halim Barakat