Let me tell you about Tadeusz Glowinski, a man who loves books. He loves them so much that he has created a library in his home in Oleśnica, Poland, a community of about 37,000. Boyds Mills Press just gave him a book of mine and my number is 9,720.
Here’s a link to this remarkable man’s list of authors. http://glowinski.olesnica.pl/biblioteka/muzeum_ilusrtacji
And here is a note from Teddy himself. How could anyone say no to this man?
Dear David Harrison,
a “little” before I did write to You about my library in Poland.
Now I want to tell You that I have the MAP with flags …
That girl is my granddaughter Daria, who will be librarian in the future, I think.
GLOWINSKIS’ LIBRARY has thousands of cordial contacts
with “People of books and arts” on whole the World.
On this map there are places-countries from where I have books for my library or illustrations for “Gallery of World’s Illustrations” at GLOWINSKIS’ LIBRARY. There are 89 countries !!! I dream about more and more …
That map is in my flat, in my library there is too little place!
Dear Friend, I would like to have in my library also Your book … or illustration (-s) …
Just in time there are circa 8 thousands books on 52 languages !!!!!!!!!!!!!
See please, there is the list of Illustrators in my Gallery:
I wish You beautiful day!
Best Regards from Poland,
Tadeusz Glowinski – librarian volunteer
(I have new website but not good yet)
ul. Waly Jagiellonskie 20
Poland – Polska