Covers from the Hall Collection

In wistful recognition of the autumnal equinox and the end of the growing season–not that it’s over, mind you, but the days are growing shorter, here’s one of the few nonfiction specimens in the Hall Collection.  Click on the cover to visit the text at at Project Gutenberg.  And while we’re on the subject of gardening, how’s this for an idea: why not put a roof top garden on top of the Mercantile Building–some nice, vine-covered trellis under which to read, perhaps?  Perhaps it could look something like the picture below.

While we’re at it, why not rent the rooftop penthouse and turn it into writer’s studios?  Because after all, every writer needs a rooftop English Country Garden in which to rest the eyes.  -Ed Scripsi

Rooftop Garden Lincoln Park

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Published in: on September 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. I think this is an excellent idea! I only foresee one possible problem, and that is having an “English Garden” on the roof would be such a temptation for library staff that patrons might have a hard time locating a librarian to assist them… I know if we had a garden like that on top of the building where I work, that’s where I would always hold my office hours!

  2. You’re a biologist… isn’t the great outdoors considered a legitimate work environment for your profession? What about a roof-top bog? I definitely think the Merc should have a Koi pond. But you’re right. We would have to put some sort of intercom up there. And make sure it wasn’t too pleasant.

  3. […] to the generosity of a couple of Mercantile employees and volunteers, the Library’s rooftop garden studio has already become a reality.  All we need is a cow, and we will be able to enjoy fresh basil, […]


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