They’re all the rage; hidden libraries, secret libraries, magical ones, forbidden archives and lost collections. They’re locations and plot fuel for books, stories, movies and television shows. And we all have our favorites.
Genevieve Cogman’s Invisible Library, in the series of the same name, spans realities and dimensions; some libraries, like the Vatican Archives in Dan Brown’s ROBERT LANGDON series, are firmly rooted in one world, but go back centuries. One of the most popular libraries, the library at Alexandria, has been gone longer than it existed, but it still grabs our imaginations.
What is your favorite library or archive? And let’s look across media; you can cite collections from books, video games, television or movies. And let’s not get too picky about defining “library;” the group of people in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 definitely qualifies.
Let’s hear about yours! One random commenter with a USA mailing address will win a book of their choice from the Fantasy Literature Library.