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Maven Books

Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction.  Miscellaneous book things.

Currently reading

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Süskind , John E. Woods
It's Up to the Women
Eleanor Roosevelt
The Lost Time Accidents: A Novel
John Wray
How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, and What It Means for Your Health, the Law, and Human Nature
Lisa Feldman Barrett
Public Library of Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1874
Public Library of Cincinnati, Ohio, circa 1874

Retronaut.com has some great photos of the interior of the Public Library of Cincinnati, circa 1874, including the one above. 


I'm not sure I could take the heights in those upstairs stacks though, especially with such short railings on each landing.  Yikes!