A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

Jen Young passed along This NYTimes Story the New York Public Library\’s Wertheim Study, a room reserved for writers who apply for a special area in which to work.

There is a hierarchy when it comes to the level of amenities available, ranging from modest to opulent. Depending on the nature of the project, the author\’s status, and whether he or she has a book contract, a writer can occupy anything from a bare-bones room with shared tables and shelf space to a well-appointed private suite complete with computers, sofas, a kitchen and a stipend.