Tuesday, April 2, 2013


George Lucas, of Star Wars fame, built this magnificent two-story library at Skywalker Ranch, a company retreat in Marin County, California in 1985. The library features a forty-foot stained glass dome, a circular staircase, beautiful wood paneling and trim work and of course, bookcases all around. The library houses 27,000 volumes and large collections of video, photo and press clipping archives, including the defunct Paramount Studios and Universal Studios research collections dating from the early days of filmmaking that Lucas acquired for this library. There are not many photographs of it and visitors are rarely allowed, but there is an interesting interview with two of the librarians that describes the collections in detail here.

[How divine is this!? Just lock me in and throw away the key]

image source

4 comments:

Book Dilettante said...

I'd love to sit with a book in one of those cozy chairs, all day today!

Trish said...

I know! Me too :)

Daisy said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I'd love to have a space like this.

Melwyk said...

Wow! I wish there were places like this for me to work at :)