While Harry Potter and Star Wars fans have always had their lion’s share when it comes to exhibition and display houses, it’s about time Game of Thrones fans got their chance. “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R. R. Martin handpicked Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library to house not only several memorabilia items used in the HBO show, but also his original book manuscripts. Enough to make even Samwell Tarly tear up all over again.
The collection — aptly called “The Wall” — features a wide collection of letters between Martin and the book publishers and showrunners, 1,300 copies of the books in various languages, and, of course, some pretty sweet swords — including Arya’s Needle and Ned’s Ice.
Martin was attracted to the school’s library due to its impressive archival system. Most of the collection remains open to the public, but those who wish to access closed materials will have to get a letter of permission from George Martin first.