Libraries Round the World: With Love from the Landa’s

San Antonio has what may be the most romantic library in the world, the Hannah Landa Memorial Library. This library is located in the Landa family’s treasured home in the Monte Vista Historic District. The Italianate stone and stucco house was built in 1928 for the couple, Hannah and Harry Landa. They participated in the … More Libraries Round the World: With Love from the Landa’s

Libraries Round the World: The Coates Library

The Trinity University Coates Library contains a 15 by 80-foot mural considered the largest montage in the world. The massive black and white artwork titled “Man’s Evolving Images, Printing and Writing” was completed in 1983 by Artist James Sicner. The mural surrounds a staircase in the library and is a panorama of the history of … More Libraries Round the World: The Coates Library

Libraries Round the World: Going 100% Digital

My hometown San Antonio is often leading edge when it comes to innovation. In 2013, the BiblioTech Digital Library, the first all-digital public library in the U.S. opened. Since then, they’ve added a second location in San Antonio along with a downtown jury duty room for those with time on their hands while stuck in … More Libraries Round the World: Going 100% Digital

Libraries Round the World: San Antonio, Texas 

San Antonio brings to mind BBQ, the Alamo, Tex-Mex, and Spurs basketball. But a short walk from the river downtown lies a remarkable blend of books and art housed inside a state-of-the-art ‘enchilada red’ library. Mexican Modernist Central Library Built in 1995 Over nine-hundred hand-blown pieces of glass hang from a metal frame inside the … More Libraries Round the World: San Antonio, Texas