Browsing the #Stacks: A Photo Appreciation of #Libraries » Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University

Interior of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft as a 1963 gift from the Beinecke family, the windowless exterior walls are translucent Danby marble, which transmit subdued light to protect the books. The books are housed in an inner glass shell protecting the book stacks. A Gutenberg Bible is displayed in the glass case in foreground. The library building is considered an icon of mid-Century American architecture and modernism. (Photo by Nathan Benn/Corbis via Getty Images)


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