Had a quick and unplanned visit to the library in Birmingham today. Been meaning to go here for ages… It’s pretty awesome. The building is a striking contrast to the concrete surrounding it. It’s amazing inside: gently sloping escalators transport you up through the layers of floors filled with rows upon rows of books. The final floors are circular.. It’s quite breathtaking. The upper floors spill out onto amazing sun decks filled with herb beds…. It’s a book lovers paradise! Can’t wait to go back for a longer visit.