How do you go about making a library from scratch?
The creation of the library was a chance to do something special at Another Place. We wanted to reflect our love for the written word and allow our guests somewhere to disappear into a comfortable space.
Importantly, we also wanted to borrow the thoughts and imaginations of great writers to connect our space with our surroundings and the rest of the Lake District. Ultimate Library, specialists in library curation, took up the challenge.
Curating a brand new library
Words: Beatrice PetitBon
Photographs: Luke Hayes
To support the launch of Another Place, The Lake, Ultimate Library was asked to curate a collection that would speak to the hotel’s lakeside location, guests and history.
The hunt for the perfect collection was not dissimilar to spotting birds and other wildlife found in many of the books installed at the Lake. From countless titles out in the wild, 150 have been compiled with input from the Another Place hotel team and the Ultimate Library’s book experts. The collection is regularly resupplied and updated to ensure the most interesting finds are filling the shelves.
The resulting library forms part of an elegant space that is perfect to sit in and quietly enjoy the books and the view.
What will you find on the shelves?