Welcome to a new and BIG BIG Vacation Book Haul post! I could finally visit the new library in the big city nearby!
Last year it opened up… but with Corona we just couldn’t go to the big city safely. But this year things were looking up and it was finally really happening! The library is now in a big big building along with some other things (Smart Labs, a museum, a cafe/restaurant, cinemas) and it was so pretty. OK, my fear of heights was not so happy. XD The building is open in the middle and the sides are connected by escalators. That was a big nope for me but a big WEEEE for my husband who LOVES it so much. Haha. I was petrified and he was enjoying the view (both from the big open windows and up/down).
We had fun exploring the building and seeing all the various departments and what books they held. It was a bit chaotic at times because not all floors had books/belonged to the library parts. For instance children’s books were on the 1/2 floors (and apparently also closed wayyyy early), but other books could be found on the 4th or 6th. I am sure I will get used to it, but for now I was just a bit confused and lost. Thankfully, they had signs near the escalators so we could check where to go. I really love the open feel of the library with plenty of lights, pretty rooms (I really loved the dark and old-timey room where the mystery/thriller books were), and tons of windows in various sizes and shapes that open up to gorgeous scenes outside. There was so much to see! I am sad that this is just my vacation library.. because I wouldn’t mind visiting it more often than the 1 or 2 times I do during my vacation.
I am so so hyped to have found so many books, and I am especially hyped about about finding They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (big fan of him) and Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston since I have heard so much about that one.
And I guess for one book I have to go back again. Haha, thankfully there is a museum in the building of the library that we want to visit so I can pick up the book then. Which book it is, Pripyat. Which is apparently a 2-book series and the other libraries at home don’t have the book. If it was a longer series I wouldn’t have minded but with two books I just need that closure!
STATS: 16 books (forgot one as I am using it as mouse mat). 8 graphic novels/comics (including a few non-fiction), 3 non-fiction, 5 fiction.
NOTE: As you can see in the title it has been a few days since I visited. So a few books may have been read in the meantime. But I still wanted to share these amazing books with you all.