The Library Hotel concept is inspired by the Dewey Decimal system. Each of the 10 guestroom floors honors one of the 10 categories of the Dewey Decimal System and each of the 60 rooms is uniquely adorned with a collection of books and art exploring a distinctive topic within the category it belongs to. Guests are invited to unwind from their urban adventures by enjoying the quiet exploration of over 6,000 books.
One wonders how Miss Eells would react to such a place?
A visit with Bob Lund, founder of the American Museum of Magic, in Marshall. The late Mr. Lund gives the Michigan Magazine crew a tour of his collection of amazing magic artifacts owned by some of the world’s greatest magicians ie: Houdini, Harry Blackstone, and Harry Blackstone Jr.
December 19, 1958 saw a chill winter in Boston. Massive clumps of snowflakes were blustered by a persevering wind into cracks in the rundown townhouse on Commonwealth Avenue. The young man who sat within noticed neither this frenzy, nor took account of the radio drama whispering from the partially dismantled set near his elbow. A plate of Ritz crackers and cream cheese rested untouched on a small table nearby, along with a short stack of unopened mail.
This young man is Johnny Dixon. Grown, somewhat, from his prepubescent days, he remained of short stature, pale of feature, and reliant on a pair of spectacles to engage fairly with the world.
Bellairs is from my hometown, and my friend lived in the mansion form “The House With A Clock In Its Walls”. I have pictures someplace from a high school formal where we are posing in the library before the dance.