Once Upon the Realms
Know, O seeker of knowledge, that there are many libraries in Faerûn, some of them vast and impressive—but there is only one Candlekeep. All who value and treasure knowledge are welcome within its gates, not just those of particular wealth, status, races, or faiths.
This citadel of learning stands on a volcanic crag, overlooking the Sea of Swords. It is a many-towered fortress, once the home of the famous seer Alaundo, and preserves his predictions along with all the written records and learning of the Realms that can be assembled. The price for any traveler to enter the Keep proper is a book.