This is a description I wrote up for the Cloverleaf MUX Cal & I are working on, although it’s, uh, a little long and doesn’t even get you very far into the library. But here it is!
Hummingbird and Roosevelt (the intersection of its address)
Sitting just off of Main street in Tinco Circle, the library is a monument to Greek Revival architecture.
The stairs go up an entire story, and are flanked on either side by leisurely, carefully designed ramps that take their time getting to the top.
Once there, large pillars make the building look even bigger and taller, stomping across an open front area where six-foot tall versions of a few books – Sherlock Holmes tales, Oh The Places You’ll Go, (something else) stand ready to be read one inch-thick page at a time.
To the left side, down a much more sedate little walkway, complete with yellow bricks and poppy flowers to either side, leads through a emerald gate (but not a real green dress that’s cruel… wait.
(but not real emeralds that’d be dumb)
to a bright green door. Inside there is the children’s library.
And on the right side, a path made of golden-looking pavers leads not to hell but to the book store.
The Library still has many empty shelves (shelves made of metal, like many modern libraries, but designed to be attractive as well as functional, with accents echoing the architecture of the building. ) But inside, you can find a perfect replica of any book that has entered Cloverleaf – many of which are also available for sale down in the book store.
And a sample of a book in the library:
A visual history of the collapse in 52 photographs
Cover: an eerie blue light make a circle over the front left of the page. Through the center of the circle, you can make out rolling hills. To the right of the circle, a monstrous creature is wrapped around the Space Needle.
These photos were taken over the course of what is often known as the collapse or the end of the world and were later found, redeveloped, touched-up, and collated by Aethelric Chthon. In 52 photographs – one for each week of the collapse of American civilization – we are treated to an intimate look into the return of the Ellehemaei “gods” and the chaos that followed. Along with the photos are scraps of news – a few print newspapers, reconstituted transcripts, and personal notes. Also included are before and after sketches of several important landmarks in pre-Collapse America.