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Libraries

Libraries are extremely important in the Obscure World, both as buildings and as collections of books. The is one of gigantic proportions located in the archipelago of Caylus and of mysterious origin. The survivors from the Battista were washed inside 1) and Isidore Louis perhaps gained access to it 2). The library of Elias Aureolus Palingenius, Elias Aureolus was equally famous, although of a more reasonable size 3). Between those extremes, we note the existence of the large books of the Maison imaginaire collection, formerly displayed in the Musée des Ombres. The Obscure City of Villers is built around its municipal library 4). Cernovada showed a rare case of library converted into an orphanage 5). In the suburbs of Brüsel, there is a City of the Book in the middle of which stands a library shaped like a book 6), and a similar project for Alta-Plana received an award 7).

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