Other People's Libraries

The personal libraries of famous (or infamous) readers. This group is for The Living. Collections of books for readers who've passed to the library where there will be no late fees can be discussed and explored with the Legacy Libraries group.

This is *NOT* a cataloging group, only a bit of bibliophilic voyeurism. All living readers (famous or not) are encouraged to enter their own libraries. Links and information collected here may be used in future Legacy Library projects.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
Lockdown Book Detective1 unread / 1benjclark, July 7
Jed Bartlet2 unread / 2JBD1, June 23
Terry Gross2 unread / 2allthingsgo, May 26
Future Library6 unread / 6Cynfelyn, May 20
John Porcellino1 unread / 1benjclark, May 3
list2 unread / 2benjclark, March 18
Matt Bell1 unread / 1benjclark, July 2020
Alan Jacobs4 unread / 4benjclark, July 2020
Nick Cave2 unread / 2varielle, June 2020
What Do Famous People’s Bookshelves Reveal?4 unread / 4Kuiperdolin, May 2020
Carl Malamud1 unread / 1benjclark, April 2020
Elizabeth Kadetsky1 unread / 1benjclark, April 2020
Dita von Teese2 unread / 2benjclark, March 2020
Haruki Murakami1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2020
David Abrams1 unread / 1benjclark, January 2020
President Obama's summer reading list12 unread / 12lilithcat, December 2019
Gary Shteyngart1 unread / 1benjclark, December 2019
Neil Gaiman's12 unread / 12benjclark, August 2019
Donald Trump16 unread / 16Nicole_VanK, July 2019
Salmon Rushdie3 unread / 3benjclark, June 2019
Valerie Nieman1 unread / 1benjclark, May 2019
Jennifer Spiegel's books1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2019
Karl Lagerfeld's book perfume & library4 unread / 4varielle, February 2019
Reader's Digest Condensed Books, List of UK releases1 unread / 1happychris, December 2018
Austin Kleon1 unread / 1benjclark, November 2018
Sloane Crosley1 unread / 1benjclark, August 2018
Moby1 unread / 1benjclark, June 2018
Garrison Keillor1 unread / 1varielle, May 2018
Michael A Ferro2 unread / 2elenchus, May 2018
Margaret Atwood1 unread / 1benjclark, July 2017
Noam Chomsky?8 unread / 8MegEynons, May 2017
Pat Conroy on his reading3 unread / 3benjclark, February 2017
John Domini's Library1 unread / 1benjclark, September 2016
Annie Proulx1 unread / 1benjclark, July 2016
Nick Basbanes' library4 unread / 4JaneAustenNut, April 2016
Alyson Foster1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2016
Mindy Kaling1 unread / 1benjclark, February 2016
Alison Bechdel's desert island top 101 unread / 1benjclark, February 2016
Handwritten faves by several1 unread / 1benjclark, February 2016
"Every book has a story...."4 unread / 4Taphophile13, January 2016
Ursula K. LeGuin1 unread / 1benjclark, January 2016
On the shelves of top designers1 unread / 1benjclark, December 2015
Aldrich Ames1 unread / 1benjclark, September 2015
Matthew Neill Null1 unread / 1benjclark, August 2015
Rachel Green from Friends?1 unread / 1benjclark, August 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates2 unread / 2elenchus, August 2015
Don Draper's books2 unread / 2Katya0133, July 2015
Iggy Pop reads Decline and Fall2 unread / 2elenchus, July 2015
The Books of Gitmo6 unread / 6benjclark, June 2015
In a Mother’s Library2 unread / 2benjclark, June 2015
Neil Degrasse Tyson1 unread / 1benjclark, December 2014
Keanu Reeves' library5 unread / 5PhaedraB, September 2014
Message Board7 unread / 7varielle, August 2014
Norman Mailer's Brooklyn Apartment1 unread / 1immaculatechaos, January 2014
The Queen Needs You1 unread / 1benjclark, July 2013
The books of Mad Men1 unread / 1benjclark, April 2013
Bernie Madoff's Books5 unread / 5benjclark, February 2013
Nigella Lawson's Library9 unread / 9PhaedraB, September 2012
Books of Boardwalk Empire1 unread / 1benjclark, June 2012
flavorwire's look at the libararies of authors3 unread / 3benjclark, December 2011
Mary Roach1 unread / 1benjclark, November 2011
Christopher Hitchens library2 unread / 2benjclark, October 2011
Diane Keaton's Library at Home5 unread / 5PhaedraB, August 2011
The President's summer reading6 unread / 6benjclark, August 2011
Bernie Madoff's Books1 unread / 1benjclark, July 2011
Avid Reader's Shelves2 unread / 22wonderY, July 2011
Ted Kaczynski - Unabomber Auction3 unread / 3benjclark, May 2011
Steven Soderbergh's reading list1 unread / 1Shortride, April 2011
Donald Judd library5 unread / 5Katya0133, April 2011
Roberto Bolano's stolen books1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2011
Stacked Up1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2011
Adam Savage1 unread / 1BOB81, March 2011
Qaddafi's reading list8 unread / 8Muscogulus, March 2011
James Franco's Books7 unread / 7katkat50, March 2011
Bruce Sterling - steampunk pioneer1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2011
Alberto Manguel1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2011
Art Garfunkel's reading since 19682 unread / 2varielle, March 2011
Jay Walker, priceline.com founder4 unread / 4varielle, March 2011
Nicholas Basbanes gives tour of his library1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2011
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