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Busy desks

These are some images of desks filled to the brim with books. Whether these are signs of hoarding or creativity, that’s left for you to think about. This post was inspired by this twitter thread. Know of any more great busy desks? Send them to me.

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The New York Review of Books office.
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Karl Lagerfeld.
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Voltaire & Rousseau bookshop in Glasgow.
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German Author Dietmar Dath, Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
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Joan Brossa's house.


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Le Figaro Littéraire.
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Fredericke Mayröcker.
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Carlos Monsiváis.
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José Emilio Pacheco.
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Ango Sakaguchi.
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Albert Einstein.
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Jin'ichi Uekusa.
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Jean d'Ormesson's desk at his Unesco office in 1981
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Jean d'Ormesson
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Piaget.
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Humberto Eco.
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Humberto Eco.
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Steve Jobs.
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Mark Twain.
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Tony Hsieh.