Otto Penzler's Dream Library

The home of Otto Penzler, owner of the Mysterious Bookshop in New York City and founder of the Mysterious Press, was featured Tuesday in the real estate section of The New York Times. The 5,800-square-foot building in Kent, Conn., which was constructed in stages over 12 years, features turrets, a "statement fireplace" and a two-story library modeled on the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.

Inside the library are mahogany shelves, a 16-foot-long table and a Dante chair, all illuminated by lantern sconces. Said Penzler: "I thought about this room for 30 years of my life."

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