Not for me at all. That is simply a storage place for books, not the lovely comfortable library I covet … no light apart from that from the window, no comfortable chairs, no fireside for winter, nowhere to put our cups of tea or a plate of biscuits, certainly nowhere for a cat of dog to get comfortable, let alone we humans. I think it’s depressing.
I too think it is beautiful. Of course I see what Margaret and Lisa mean, but I imagine that those things are round the corner, so you can go and choose your book and then take it to your comfy chair, cup of tea, blazing fire etc. But I for one would certainly appreciate this much storage in such a lovely and stylish place.