For book lovers around the world, secret libraries hold the promise of mysteries and hidden knowledge. So where can you actually find them?
The destruction of the ancient library of Alexandria still prompts a sob from book lovers today. Losing so much knowledge and wisdom certainly pains scholars. But books aren’t just important to academics.
We’ve all curled up in our favorite chair, a mug of hot tea or coffee to hand, happy to while away the hours with adventurers that become friends across the course of a book.
But there’s something magical about the quiet reverence of libraries, the hush broken only by rustling pages, or the scratching of pens.
My books feature plenty of hidden archives and secret libraries, holding many riddles among their shelves. And while ARKANE agent Martin Klein works to digitize historical and religious archives in my thrillers, there’s still something special about physical libraries, especially secret ones.
So here are 9 secret libraries–and how to find them!