A Tour of Intellectual History in Jay Walker's Amazing Library



Internet entrepreneur Jay Walker used his fortune to create an elaborate library filled with intellectual achievements spanning human history, including a copy of Sputnik, the napkin that Roosevelt sketched out his plan for victory in 1943, and a field tool kit for Civil War surgeons. Walker describes his motivation:

"I started an R&D lab and have been an entrepreneur. So I have a big affinity for the human imagination," he says. "About a dozen years ago, my collection got so big that I said, 'It's time to build a room, a library, that would be about human imagination.'"

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THIS. This is my dream library. A giant room filled with books, knick-knacks, and oddities.

@ CelticCatEyes

I know what you mean! Lucky kids!
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The pictures from the link gave me goosebumps. That place is amazing, Walker is a visionary. The article mentions he's invited school children (as a class) to see his library...Imagine being 10 and being surrounded by human history like that!
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