This Couple Has a Personal Library of 10,000 Books and We Want Them to Adopt Us

This Couple Has a Personal Library of 10,000 Books and We Want Them to Adopt Us

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Melba and Ted Whatley of Austin, Texas have a home library filled with about 10,000 books. The library is 2,400 square-feet and is connected to their home via a walkway. The library was designed by Rice University professor Carlos Jiménez. It features vaulted ceilings and ten-shelf-high maple bookcases. And it has, in case it wasn’t clear the first time I said it, 10,000 books.   Image Via Texas Monthly   When her husband, Ted, wanted to move back to his hometown of Austin, Texas, Melba made the most of it. Between the two of them, they had accrued a massive collection …