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On August 19th, 1914 the Germans seized control of the Belgian town of Leuven and began bombarding it. One of the most notable targets, the University of Leuven (Louvain) Library, was soon razed to the ground. An estimated 300,000 books, 1000 manuscripts and 800 incunabula were looted or destroyed! The world was horrified by the wanton destruction and efforts where made to collect books to help replenish the library In 1924 the library was reopened, it was financed by the National Committee of the United States for the Restoration of the University of Louvain.
Sadly and unconscionably the library was leveled again in the fight against the German army in 1940. One million more books were lost.
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- lovely window shelf with books, vintage camera and paper bunting (by karahaupt on flickr)
Yeah, we’ve got big plans this Saturday. Looks something like this
"This summer, I will marry the girl of my dreams in a library. Here is our Save-The-Date."
How cute is this? Library card save the dates!
This Louis XIV etagere serves as a bookshelf carousel / via Linda in Va. http://ebks.to/1q7fBxB
Literary Consolation Prizes (for the NY Times Book Review)