Legacy Libraries

A group for those interested and involved in entering the personal libraries of famous readers into LibraryThing as Legacy Libraries. For discussions of the libraries of those still among the living, head on over to the "Other Peoples' Libraries" group.

Browse, search, and augment Legacy Library data via the Legacy Libraries page.

If you'd like to join a Legacy project already underway, please use the contact information listed on the Legacy profile, or contact jbd1.

If you'd like to start a new Legacy project, visit the Cataloging Guide and learn how to get started. Also see the Legacy Libraries page for more info. Please make sure someone hasn't already started a project for your subject before getting underway.

Questions? Comments? Additions? Contact jbd1.

TopicTopicMessagesLast Message 
William Gladstone9 unread / 9benjclark, April 22
William Safire2 unread / 2JBD1, April 20
Madeleine L'Engle4 unread / 4JBD1, April 16
Edward Gorey45 unread / 45benjclark, March 26
Umberto Eco28 unread / 28varielle, March 23
George Washington Carver151 unread / 151macbeck, March 19
Feynman17 unread / 17lauriecallen, March 17
Anybody up for a flash-mob?16 unread / 16veatch2014, March 17
catalog list3 unread / 3JBD1, March 17
Personal Libraries I have found7 unread / 7JBD1, March 16
Error in library3 unread / 3MarthaJeanne, March 16
Charles Dickens7 unread / 7Nicole_VanK, March 16
name suggestion: Dorothy Sayers11 unread / 11veatch2014, March 15
Message Board25 unread / 25JBD1, March 11
Some libraries in archives at Washington University Libraries4 unread / 4JBD1, February 26
Ray Bradbury6 unread / 6JBD1, February 19
Accuracy of editions in Legacy Libraries?2 unread / 2JBD1, January 29
The Endurance (Ernest Shackleton's 1912 trip to the Antarctic)13 unread / 13Javman83, January 19
Walt Disney?8 unread / 8JBD1, December 2020
Toni Morrison5 unread / 5Nicole_VanK, November 2020
Immanuel Kant's library1 unread / 1daoist, September 2020
Anthony Burgess2 unread / 2JoeHamilton, July 2020
Nipsey Hussle4 unread / 4JoeHamilton, July 2020
Lovecraft's Library11 unread / 11JBD1, July 2020
Clive James2 unread / 2benjclark, April 2020
John Cage, composer6 unread / 6benjclark, February 2020
Djuna Barnes and Katherine Anne Porter7 unread / 7benjclark, January 2020
Suggested legacy library: Kobe Bryant3 unread / 3lilithcat, January 2020
Suggested Library: Sidney Lanier, poet laureate7 unread / 7Muscogulus, January 2020
Philip Roth5 unread / 5ironjaw, January 2020
Edith Wharton2 unread / 2benjclark, January 2020
new suggestion - Milton H. Erickson3 unread / 3benjclark, January 2020
A book owned by Shakespeare?13 unread / 13benjclark, October 2019
Suggested library: Bob Dylan3 unread / 3sallypursell, September 2019
name suggestions--Jane Austen2 unread / 2benjclark, September 2019
Suggested library: Arthur C Clarke2 unread / 2MarthaJeanne, September 2019
Suggested Library: Isaac Asimov1 unread / 1sallypursell, September 2019
Suggested library: Dylan Thomas1 unread / 1sallypursell, September 2019
Suggested library: Dorothy Parker1 unread / 1sallypursell, September 2019
Herman Melville9 unread / 9benjclark, August 2019
Jane Austen's Library2 unread / 2lilithcat, July 2019
More Marilyn Monroe3 unread / 3benjclark, June 2019
The Modern Famous Japanese Personal library1 unread / 1Taisuke-Yokota, May 2019
Hernando Colón8 unread / 8elenchus, April 2019
Friedrich Nietzsche40 unread / 40rolandperkins, April 2019
Mark Twain's Library1 unread / 1Crypto-Willobie, April 2019
Karl Lagerfeld1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2019
Black History Month suggestions20 unread / 20Dilara86, February 2019
Erasmus8 unread / 8BuiltByBooks, February 2019
John Ashbery1 unread / 1benjclark, January 2019
George and Ira Gershwin1 unread / 1benjclark, January 2019
Thomas Mann personal library repatriation30 unread / 30thorold, December 2018
Elvis Presley1 unread / 1benjclark, November 2018
Robin Williams8 unread / 8Lyndatrue, September 2018
Oliver Sacks1 unread / 1benjclark, August 2018
Space Station collection64 unread / 64benjclark, August 2018
Jim Morrison5 unread / 5benjclark, August 2018
John Lennon's favorite books5 unread / 5HShannon, August 2018
The 10 August Surprise7 unread / 7elenchus, August 2018
J.R.R. Tolkien3 unread / 3lilithcat, July 2018
Beatus Rhenanus (early modern humanist)1 unread / 1benjclark, July 2018
Elsing Green5 unread / 5elenchus, July 2018
Richard Adams7 unread / 7roomsofbooks, July 2018
George Washington8 unread / 8benjclark, July 2018
Scott Expedition Library2 unread / 2benjclark, June 2018
Vatican Secret Archives1 unread / 1pjfarm, June 2018
The Library of the American Lexicographer Joseph E. Worcester3 unread / 3benjclark, May 2018
Isaac Newton3 unread / 3benjclark, May 2018
Leonard Bernstein1 unread / 1kristilabrie, April 2018
Susan Sontag7 unread / 7timspalding, April 2018
Marianne Moore3 unread / 3JBD1, March 2018
Grace Kelly3 unread / 3amandafrench, March 2018
Sylvia Plath2 unread / 2JBD1, March 2018
International Space Station Russian collection!12 unread / 12benjclark, March 2018
Blackbeard3 unread / 3JBD1, January 2018
David Bowie's Top 10017 unread / 17varielle, December 2017
Vincent van Goh5 unread / 5Caroline_McElwee, December 2017
New Sources: 'Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers' Libraries: A Handbook'3 unread / 3Crypto-Willobie, November 2017
James Franco4 unread / 4benjclark, October 2017
Vivien Leigh5 unread / 5darryldenicola, September 2017
Black Panther Party 1968 Book List5 unread / 5Muscogulus, September 2017
Flashmob: George Danton5 unread / 5Muscogulus, August 2017
Octavia Butler2 unread / 2lesmel, July 2017
Jefferson active again?14 unread / 14benjclark, July 2017
Voltaire69 unread / 69BuiltByBooks, June 2017
Warren Zevon's Library2 unread / 2varielle, June 2017
JFK's Library18 unread / 18benjclark, May 2017
French Flashmobs!2 unread / 2Muscogulus, April 2017
Flash-mob! Catalog Graham Greene's Library50 unread / 50thomson3, April 2017
George Wallace26 unread / 26varielle, March 2017
Black History Month Legacy Library Suggestion: James Baldwin6 unread / 6Muscogulus, March 2017
Lou Reed2 unread / 2elenchus, March 2017
Joan Rivers' Library2 unread / 2benjclark, March 2017
Jane Jacobs3 unread / 3benjclark, March 2017
Ida B. Wells1 unread / 1benjclark, March 2017
Doris Lessing8 unread / 8benjclark, February 2017
Sylvester Stallone6 unread / 6varielle, February 2017
Archbishop Oscar Romero7 unread / 7Muscogulus, February 2017
Pat Conroy1 unread / 1benjclark, February 2017
Noam Chomsky?2 unread / 2JBD1, February 2017
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