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The Library at Alnwick Castle in Alnwick, Northumberland, England. Alnwick is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest, though molded through the years into its current state until 1865. Built in 1854, the 4th Duke's Library occupies the whole of the first floor of the Prudhoe Tower and houses 14,500 books on light oak bookshelves, the earliest of which dates from the late fifteenth century

Secrets of Alnwick Castle Library Alnwick Castle Library contains one the most important collections of books and manuscripts in private hands, with approximately at Alnwick and approximately.

Kenwood Library  Regardless of whether Adam’s ceilings were executed in stucco or painted in the ‘Antique Style’, whether they incorporated paintings by Zucchi of classical subjects or were purely decorative, their impact was immediate. From Adam’s point of view, grotesques and geometrical patterns had the additional advantage of allowing him maximum artistic freedom.

Kenwood library, Kenwood House, London, designed by Robert Adam


I would love a library like this thanks. The Library at Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, England. The second story with brass railings is one of the great features of this extravagant library.

The Library at the Biltmore. A very cool room. We have been here a few times now

Biltmore House and Estate

Libraries at the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, Austria

Library Benedictine Monastery of Admont Admont Austria Beauty and the Beast Library

As Parsons summer school students we saw this grand dining room at Blenheim Palace. Now it is only used one day a year at Christmas???

The Central Saloon (ducal dining place and ceremonial hall in it's era,) Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, England JC

Aside from space-saving convenience, these are just so darn cool. You could secret away your most valuable tomes on the inner shelves.Get yours custom made from the Russian design firm ShkoM.

14 Secret Bookcase Doors You Wish You Had In Your House

Community Post: 14 Secret Bookcase Doors You Wish You Had In Your House.

Thomas Edison's Lab

The beautiful library in Edison's West Orange labs. Also housed in this lovely space was Edison's main business office.

Mark Twain House …Hartford

Particular of the library of the house museum of Mark Twain, Hartford, Connecticut,

Spiral Staircase, law library in Des Moines, Iowa

State Capitol Law Library - Des Moines, Iowa, USA The Iowa State Capitol's Law Library is home to spiral staircases, mosaic tiles, rich woods and dazzling light fixtures.

The Trinity Library, Dublin, Ireland.  I love libraries and this was the ultimate library to visit.

Trinity College Library (the 'Long Room'), Dublin. There has been a library at the College ever since it was founded (in but the Long Room was not begun until Completed in it is the largest library in Ireland, containing books.


White and gold ornate library with decorated ceiling, iron-work balcony, crystal chandelier, and glass-covered shelves.

Spiral Staircase, Public Library, Lima, Peru

Spiral Staircase, Public Library, Lima, Peru

Library of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland (featured in the Downton Abbey Christmas Special of 2014)

Library of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland (featured in the Downton Abbey Christmas Special of