Contributed by our Product Developer David Haskiya:
I’ve recently discovered a collection in Europeana that quickly has become one of my favourites: the digitised library of the Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa. Checking out his library gives me that same feeling I get when I visit someone’s house or apartment and study their bookshelves in an attempt to get to know them as persons! I’ve never read Fernando Pessoa, but looking at some of his books I’d really like to – his interests are focused and include English and classical poetry, the science of evolution, astrology and the occult. Judging from his books he preferred reading in English and French and may have stuttered. So which famous author’s personal library would you like to have a look at?