Book porn: (n) Photographs and descriptions that exploit the nerd's natural lust for the physical beauty of reading material. Such material is deemed highly dangerous to one's sanity . People under the influence have been known to max out their library cards, spend their food money on paperbacks and exhaust their friends and loved ones with "wish lists" .
If someone you love suffers from book porn addiction, know that there is no cure for it.
Just give them what they want.
Tonight's dirty pictures come from the Strahov Library in Prague. I stumbled upon them on boredstop.com, but I originally saw them in a depraved work of non-fiction called The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World by Guillaume de Laubier which is full of serious triple-X stuff for the hardcore bibliophile.
The Strahov Library is part of the Strahov Monastery and has:
about 200 000 old prints, mostly from the period between the 16 th and the 18 th century, around 3000 manuscripts and 1500 first prints. One of the most precious items is the Strahov Evangeliary from the 9 th century, with Romanesque and Gothic decoration. There are two splendidly decorated halls: the Theological Hall and the Philosophical Hall.
It is not a lending library, but you can visit it at any time between 9am and 5pm, as long as it isn't Easter or Christmas. You can see a 3-D Panoramic view here.