Xylotheque: The Wood Library

A different type of library.

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xylotheque-2A xylotheque at Stift Lilienfeld in Austria. Every “book” is made by the wood of the tree that is documented inside. Photo credit: Haeferl/Wikimedia

In 18th century Germany, where modern forestry began, a curious sort of library began to grow.

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