After hearing several people tell me about this Cincinnati gem, I finally went to check it out myself. Behold, The Mercantile Library!
Gorgeous, right? When I first walked in, I felt like I could smell all the books at once and the light was so very beautiful. The windows reach almost from the floor to the ceiling. Hard woods and portrait statues are all around. There are balconies within. If one would not go there to read, she would certainly go there to look.