Today’s question comes via BookRiot, at which Jeff O’Neal recently ran down his favorite bookstores and libraries on film. Click on over for his wonderful choices. Then come back here and discuss:
What’s your favorite bookstore and/or library from movies and TV?
For libraries, I’ll second Jeff’s choice of the scene set at the main branch of the New York Public Library in Ghostbusters… but only because there’s never been a scene in Doctor Who that’s shown us the TARDIS library, which I’m pretty sure is the most amazing library ever.
Bookstores is harder. (Well, libraries was tough, too.) Anytime piles and piles and rooms and rooms of books are onscreen, I get a little thrill, even if the movie is crappy. But I think I’ll go with Black Books, the shop from the British sitcom of the same name, in which proprietor Dylan Moran was like the Basil Fawlty of bookshops: the customers just got in the way of enjoying the books.
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