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Totally Jealous? You Should Be

File this under what I would do if I won the lottery.   Wired magazine has photos of the incredible 3600 square foot library of VRG* Jay Walker of WalkerDigital.   He has a Sputnik, a copy of the first illustrated history book in history, an original Chaucer.   Basically its the PORN OF ALL PORNS for a bibliophile.   A true one handed type of article.   Must go buy Wired magazine to get high quality resolution photos and lock myself up in the spare rom.

* very rich guy.   Or in Harlequin Presents parlance:   The Billionaire Tycoon’s Secret Mistress’ Library

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Chantal
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 12:09:18

    Oh, Jane, look at that library!

    I need a room like that.


  2. theo
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 12:44:05



    Talk about dying and going to book heaven!



  3. azteclady
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 12:49:45

    This shade of green really doesn’t become me…

  4. Wendy
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 12:57:55

    It needs an ottoman. I like to “lounge” when I read, and that means putting my feet up. Although in a pinch, I guess I could stretch out on the couch.

    Do you think the VRG would mind if I showed up at his place with my TBR in a UHaul? Nah, I’m sure he’d be totally cool with it!

  5. Kristen
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 12:59:22


  6. theo
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 13:00:41

    LOL, Kristen!!!!

    A woman of few words. Love it! :)

  7. Meljean
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 13:13:46

    My envy overrunneth.

  8. Corrine
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 18:15:58

    “Or in Harlequin Presents parlance: The Billionaire Tycoon's Secret Mistress' Library”

    The only thing that would’ve made this better was if he were Greek or Italian.

  9. Ana
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 18:24:59

    Oh wow.

    I wonder if he has any romance novels in there *g*

  10. Nikki
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 18:29:30

    I think it went beyond green and into possibly thinking about violating commandments. The depression set in after I realized his 3600 sq ft library is 4.5 times larger than my apartment. I need to win the lottery.

    Is there anyone else who wishes some random novel would include a tycoon who was secretly a bibliophile and have this? The book could by the Tycoon’s Secret Baby by his Librarian Mistress. He could seduce her because she gets turned on after seeing his big… library.

  11. roslynholcomb
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 19:31:55

    That’s exactly twice the size of my house. In an aside, we are turning our living room into a library. Saw some fabulous bookcases in an antique store, they even had ladders. Something about them was a bit offputting. Could it be the NINE THOUSAND DOLLAR price tag? -lol-

  12. Miki
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 19:59:37

    I’ve occasionally seen people post here “headdesk”.

    When I saw this, it was more like “jawfloor”.

  13. Kim
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 20:00:46

    Excuse me while I kneel before that glorious place.

    Now I go to cry out of sheer jealousy

  14. Keishon
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 22:00:48

    My dream…

  15. Gennita Low
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 22:12:02

    1) Is he married?
    2) Is he looking for a mistress?
    3) Or a roofer?

    I just want to touch his books ;-).

  16. Tae
    Oct 08, 2008 @ 23:13:57

    That’s what I want my private library to look like, except more comfortable chairs and tables set my tea/wine on

  17. Mrs Giggles
    Oct 09, 2008 @ 05:04:19

    Oh my, what a lovely library. I personally could do without the garish colors, but… damn. I’m so jealous. Some people have all the money.

  18. Kim Lenox
    Oct 09, 2008 @ 07:45:16

    DROOL! I’d never want to leave. (I couldn’t tell … does it have an espresso machine?)

  19. JessicaMcG
    Oct 09, 2008 @ 08:23:52

    Wow, all I can say is WOW!

  20. Jayne
    Oct 09, 2008 @ 09:43:34

    I’m sure as a VRG, he has his own barista. ;)

  21. Randi
    Oct 09, 2008 @ 12:50:24

    I…I…no words describe my envy and joy that such a thing exists…Ladies, should I ever win the lottery and build such a library (because, of course I WOULD), you are all invited over to lounge.

    *sigh* I want one.

  22. Ann Bruce
    Oct 09, 2008 @ 19:16:55

    Now, if it comes with Alan Rickman who can read all those books to me…

  23. Ciar Cullen
    Oct 10, 2008 @ 07:49:04

    Could I just have that as my apartment? Stick in a microwave or something?

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