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Located on the third floor (F3) of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Nobel Section comprises book collections of Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature from 1901 to present. The Nobel Section comprises the Nobel Room, the Gad Rausing Auditorium and the Söderberg Lounge.
The furniture of the Nobel Section is designed by famous Swedish designers, such as Åke Axelsson and Erik Gunnar Asplund. The Nobel Room accommodates a large meeting table made of alder root and cherry wood, similar to the table in the Assembly Hall of the Nobel Forum in Stockholm. A further special attraction is the “Proverb Rug” by Märta Måås-Fjätterström that shows a text from the Havamal, a nordic mythology poem.
The Nobel Section was inaugurated by Queen Silvia of Sweden and Queen Sonja of Norway on 24 April 2002. It was financed by two Swedish families, Rausing and Söderberg.
More information is available on http://www.bibalex.org/libraries/Presentation/Static/