Entrepreneur Ronald Ndoro is a man who seems to have done it all. Having completed stints in the worlds of law, journalism, business, nightlife and the dot com boom, his latest venture is founding a private members’ club in the heart of Covent Garden.
The recently opened LIBRARY has been designed for London’s eclectic literary and design communities, and promises a unique and engaging cultural programme of literary talks, book readings, cultural events, seminars and live music.
We couldn’t wait to find out a bit more about the man behind LIBRARY and his inspirations.
What inspired you to found LIBRARY?
That’s an easy one. I like books… I just never seem to have the time to read them. So I thought I could surround myself.
Can you give us one word or sentence that sums up LIBRARY?
What’s your favourite hangout in London or Worldwide?
That’s a difficult one. I like being at home, but if I had to say one place I would say Hermitage Bay in Antigua and in London I quite like going to all the reclaim shops and yards in Angel.
In your opinion, what makes London such a special city?
If you live in London it’s easy to take it for granted. London is by far the most cosmopolitan, diverse and eclectic city in the world, not to mention its rich history, heritage and architectural beauty. The weather is pretty special too!
Who is your favourite author at the moment?
I’ve taken to reading positive thinking books like Gladwell, Levitt and Syed but Murakami is a firm all time favourite.
Which piece of literature has had the biggest effect on you?
“If” by Rudyard Kipling – I am trying to live up to it.
Who do you admire from the worlds of art, design, music and literature right now?
I’m a huge comic book fan and I admire my friend Neil Gibson who gave up his job as (yes you guessed it!) a banker to write comic books and follow his dream. It’s not work if you love what you do.
What’s in store for the near future and beyond?
Well, getting LIBRARY on the global map is the current pressing need – we’ll see what’s over the horizon when we get a little closer.
What is your biggest ambition?
What do you do to get away from everything?
What was the last thing that really made you stop and stare?
Glastonbury – I had no idea it was so big!
Read about the launch of LIBRARY here.
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