10 Fictional Libraries I Wish Were Real

Libraries are great. But fictional libraries? I'm afraid to say they mostly trump reality (I say 'mostly' because there is the slight hitch that they don't actually exist). And, last night, as I was rewatching an old episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I thought I'd compile a list of my top ten libraries from fiction (including TV and film as well as books).

Ten Fictional Libraries I Wish Were Real
1) SUNNYDALE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This is pretty much your average school library. Aside from the wide array of texts about demons and vampires. Oh and not to mention the fact it sits on top of the Hellmouth. Okay, so maybe it's not 'normal', but it's brilliant nonetheless. Besides, who wouldn't want to meet the Scooby gang?!

2) LUCIEN'S LIBRARY – The Sandman Chronicles
We've all had ideas for books right? And, let's be honest, the grand majority of these ideas never do make it to the page… except for when Lucien's library is involved, of course. Lucien's library contains every book anybody has ever dreamt of writing. Cool, right? 


3) HOGWARTS SCHOOL LIBRARY – The Harry Potter Series
Again, like Sunndale High's library, this is no ordinary school library. And, to cut it short: who wouldn't want to go there? Also, isn't the thought of using accio to summon any book utterly desirable? It would save me A LOT of time. 

4) BELLE'S LIBRARY – Beauty and the Beast
Admittedly, I'm not a Disney fan… yet I can't deny I've always wanted this library. Belle's library definitely makes me one incredibly jealous reader.

5) THE LIBRARY – Doctor Who
A whole planet devoted to the storage of books? Um yes! Whatever I think of the current Doctor Who series (one word: meh), the reappearance of this library would probably draw me back into the series!  I love it that much.

6) JEDI ARCHIVES – Star Wars
Perhaps a tad too futuristic looking for my liking, but space libraries win EVERY TIME.

7) THE LIBRARY OF UNREQUITED LOVE – The Library of Unrequited Love
Okay so this one actually is a 'normal' library, but the reason I've included it is because I'd love to meet the librarian. In the book, the reader is trapped there overnight and I can't deny that would be a fairly interesting experience.

8) THE TURTLE PRINCESS' LIBRARY– Adventure Time
Two reasons: a) it's in the Land of Ooo, and b) it's ran by a turtle (!). 


9) MATILDA'S LIBRARY – Matilda
When I was Matilda's age, one of my favourite books was, funnily enough, Matilda. And to visit the library that meant so much to Matilda would be a heartwarming experience. 

10) THE LIBRARY – The Body in the Library
One thing missing from this list does seem to be the 'creepy' element of libraries. And an Agatha Christie murder mystery set in a library? Perfect, right?

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17 comments:

  1. Matilda's library, Hogwarts Library and Belle's library would be on top of my list. Omg I didn't know there was an Agatha Christie book set in a library :o *adding it to my miles long tbr*
    Love this post, Ruby!

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    1. Haha they're all incredibly! Unfortunate they're non-existent… :'(

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  2. If someone would give me the library from Hogwarts combined with the one from beauty and the beast, I can live a very happy life :D

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    1. How did I know you'd mention Belle's library? ;)

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  3. Somehow, I wondered if Buffy would get a mention in this post haha.
    Just need to fangirl about the Hogwarts, and Doctor Who libraries which are amazing. Matilda is one of my favourite films and some of the greatest moments definitely happen when she's in the library.

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    1. Haha, if there's an opportunity to slip Buffy into a conversation, I take it. ;) And yes, the Hogwarts and Doctor Who libraries are fantastic! :)

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  4. Hogwarts and Belle's library are my top two. It would be soooo cool to study in the Hogwarts library and to have a library like Belle's for my very own!

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  5. Hogwarts' and Belle's, definitely! This feature is awesome! Will you mind if I do it on my blog too? :)

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  6. I would want Hogwarts' and Matilda's Library. Another great library would be the library from Esacpe from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.

    Amelia @ YA Bookologists (ya-bookologists.blogspot;com)

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    1. Ooh I've never heard of that one? I'll google it later!

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  7. To be very honest I've only heard of three of these, Hogwarts, and Matilda's and Belle's libraries. Also can I just say, don't hit me or anything, but...I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER IS ABOUT OR IS OR WHAT EVEN LIKE EH?
    It's a TV programme, I know that much. I'm guessing it's about vampires. I know you are obsessed with it. That's pretty much it. Educate me maybe? :P

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    1. *hits Hawwa with a book*
      *a very fat book*

      I WILL EDUCATE YOU AT SOME POINT. ACTUALLY I KNOW WHEN. I'LL MENTION IT IN YOUR NEXT LETTER. :DDDD

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  8. Of course I'd love to visit Matilda's library and Hogwarts library (without question) but Belle's library is my absolute FAVOURITE. I actually just want to design my own library EXACTLY like that. It's just perfect. *.* AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T LIKE DISNEY?! *gasps*

    Great post!!

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    1. Hehehe I'm sorry – I was more of a pirate child than Disney fan! But I do agree that Belle's library is kinda, y'know, PERFECTION. :)

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  9. I love this post! I could definitely get behind Belle's library, as well as the Hogwarts one (think of all the magical stuff we could learn!) and I fell in love with the idea of a whole planet dedicated to books. But without the Swarm, preferably. :o)

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