|a library, bookstore, cafe all in ONE!|
As soon as I walked in, my heart started pounding at the sight of all these rows of books and all the information ready to be discovered. In case you didn't know I have a Masters in Latin American and Iberian literature and an obsession with 19th century French literature. So as you can imagine I have spent many hours in a library. The 8th floor of the Hesburgh Library at Notre Dame was my stomping grounds back in the day but today I am thrilled to have this beautiful library so close by.
The entrance to this library is lined with the most colorful Aztec inspired art. This exposition alone is worth making a trip down here.
Nobody would ever know that this library was once a Walmart. But instead of becoming another warehouse or maquiladora, it is now the city's gem. The architecture and layout is very soothing yet modern. In fact the library won the 2012 Library Interior Design Competition. If I could, I would like to book a room and vacation here. I guess you kind of can, since they also have study rooms available, but not overnight (ha ha!).
|the library also has a nice selection of films, music and audiobooks|