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Late Bruno’s 70,000 books: Germany’s largest private library discovered

  • After the death of Bruno Schröder, the German authorities discovered a real treasure in his house

  • This mining engineer turned collector: every week he bought 20 to 30 books from the town bookstore

  • Bruno died without children and the person in charge of his legacy is looking for someone interested in taking charge of the 70,000 volumes.

German bruno schroeder88 year old mining engineer Died alone in his home in the town of Metingen, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region. When the officers entered his house, A real treasure discovered: India’s largest private libraryAccording to Der Spiegel. about 70,000 books cover every inch of every wall in the house, All fully classified and registered in one computer.

No one in his town knew much about his life. Yes, his widow is admitted to a residence and the couple had no children, but there were others. Bruno was A lonely man, a hermit who hardly spoke to his neighbors, Except for one: The Town Bookseller. There he ordered between 20 and 30 titles of all genres every week, except for pink novels. Lots of poetry, novels, history books.

Photo of a room in the house.WDR

“He was our best repeat customer for many years. His books were very important to him., I kept them like a treasure,” bookstore owner Silke Meyer told the WDR series.

they are The collection extends to all corners of the house, even to the attic roof, Bruno made the shelves himself in a small workshop in the basement of the house. “He was very skilled with his hands,” recalls Renate Abelon.Joe now takes over Bruno’s inheritance at the request of his widow.

After Schröder’s death, the big question now arose: where to place perhaps the largest private library in Germany? Renate hopes to find someone interested soon. The second hand market is saturated. The only hope is that some institution wants to take over.

,We would love to gift the entire collection. Perhaps it is also suitable for a social or cultural purpose”, explains Renate. Maintaining the legacy of Bruno for whom “books were sacred”. Was the accumulator of.

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