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Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Beautiful Libraries and Bookshops.Library Alcove, Melk Abbey, Austria, photo by Schmutzfuss via Deviantart.

Main Reading Room, Library of Congress, Washington, DC. We had a private tour…

This is an amazing place! Main Reading Room, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA

View of the Library at Nostell Priory © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

View of the Library at Nostell Priory: the first room in the house to be remodelled by Robert Adam. The view shows the Chippendale library table, lyre-back chairs and bookcases.

In the remote Buddhist monastery of Haeinsa is preserved the Tripitaka Koreana, the most complete corpus of Buddhist doctrinal texts in the world, dating from 1251.

World Book Day: the most spectacular libraries in the world

The Tripitaka Koreana Library, Haeinsa Temple, South Korea

Best of Libraries - News - Frameweb

Best of Libraries

Image 1 of 11 from gallery of Stuttgart City Library / Yi Architects. Photograph by Stefan Müller

Découvrez les 10 plus belles bibliothèques du monde | Actualités SeLoger

Découvrez les 10 plus belles bibliothèques du monde

Library, The Hague, The Netherlands photo via myopera. Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Staten-Generaal Den Haag, the Hague, Netherlands

Chethams Library, Manchester, England

Chetham’s Library, Manchester, England: the oldest free public reference library in the United Kingdom. The library has been in continuous use since Image by Tom Jeffs.

Slotsholms Copenhague  - A back room in the Royal Danish Library I had the fortune of getting access to, in order to grab this shot of their old old (1904 I think) book storage thingie. They're moving to a new place with super high tech stuff, hence the half-empty shelves.

Royal Danish Library storage stacks dating to ca. They're moving to a new high tech facility.

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale  |  Gordon Bunshaft

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT

leirelatent:  Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

You could say this is a very good example of how I picture the library in Ostegard's palace. (Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland photo via mariee)

Many adults can still recall their favorite childhood picture books as if their elementary school stint was just a day ago. In Iwaki City, Japan, this privately owned library contains more than a thousand picture books from countries all over the world.

The World’s Coolest Libraries

The Museum of Picture Books, aka the Picture Book Library. Located in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, it was designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando in The museum was originally designed for preschools.

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Library of Strahov Monastery, Prague (by Michael Langille)--one of the great purposes of monasteries was to preserve learning and books--so they often possess great libraries

I don't know where this is, but I want to go there, and sit on top of that one set of shelves going across the room.

To know more about Tadao Ando Librairy, Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum, Osaka, visit Sumally, a social network that gathers together all the wanted things in the world! Featuring over 44 other Tadao Ando items too!

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