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Magnificent library

Joanina Library, University of Coimbra, Portugal AKA--Beauty and the Beast anyone?

Archway of books at the entrance to Le Bal de Ardents.

Creative & awesome book arch at Le Bal des Ardents, Lyon, France

Livraria Lello & Irmão, also known as Livraria Chardron or simply Livraria Lello (Lello Bookstore). Along with Bertrand in Lisbon, it is one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal ✉ Rua das Carmelitas 144, 4050-161 ✆ +351 222 002 037

Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal. The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.


Close-up of marble busts and oak shelving, The Long Room, Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland


The library at Hogwarts, from the Harry Potter series filmed in Duke Humfrey’s Library at Bodleian Library. This links to an article about the 20 most beautiful libraries in film and TV.

Biblioteca Marciana, Venice by Eva0707

Cambridge historian James Campbell has spent the last three years touring the globe with architectural photographer Will Pryce, to document and research the world's most magnificent libraries.


The USA's 10 Most Beautiful Bookshops

Greenwich Village Bookstore ~ that would be heaven for me, I'd stay a long time. My idea of a perfect vacation, would be traveling around cross country to all the best Used book stores and charity thrift stores which carry books.

Amazing US libraries

13 Stunning Libraries That Look Like Hogwarts

of Chicago Harper Library is the very first one! I spent so much time in this room thirty years ago.

PEABODY LIBRARY Where: Baltimore  The Peabody Library in Baltimore is known for its beautiful reading room with high vaulted ceilings and cast-iron balconies. The columns, capitals, balconies, railings, and even the ceiling are all made of iron, decorated with gold flourishes. Noted Baltimore architect Edmund Lind designed the library for Johns Hopkins University with funds from philanthropist George Peabody.

World’s 20 Most Stunning Libraries

Photograph by MATTHEW PETROFF The George Peabody Library is the century research library of The Johns Hopkins University. It is located on the Peabody campus at Mount Vernon Place in Ba…

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser

Altered book spines as a city row of French houses/businesses. Le village de livres by Marie Montard I would do this with beach houses.