Posts tagged: Libraries

Less Than Golden

Hush

The Central Library in Manchester used to be known as the noisiest in the country. It wasn’t that the subscribers were any rowdier than anywhere else; it was the circular, domed design of the main reading room.

The slightest sound would echo around the walls like whispers in St Paul’s and even closing a book too firmly was enough to draw pointed looks and tuts of annoyance that themselves would repeat round the room annoying even more readers. Read more ›››