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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

Alnwick Castle -- The Library Built in the Duke's Library occupies the whole of the first floor of the Prudhoe Tower and houses books on light oak bookshelves, the earliest of which dates from the late fifteenth century.

The Library of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England.

Alnwick Castle Library (Alnwick, Northumberland, England) (aka the castle from the first two Harry Potter movies)

Made in the late 17th century for Louis XIV for his Palace at Versailles. They are the only surviving royal cabinets in existence, so their historic value truly cannot be measured.    Created by the Italian furniture maker Domenico Cucci.      At Alnwick Castle, in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.

Cucci cabinets, Alnwick Castle The cabinets were made in the late century for the French "Sun King", Louis XIV, for his Palace at Versailles. They are the only surviving royal cabinets in existence, and so their historic value truly cannot be measured.

Library bar, saint james - Paris

Built in the Saint James Paris is a mansion within a private garden. Filled with books, the Library Bar (pictured) is a club-like place for guests to relax and dine.

Inside Alnwick Castle! The Duke of Northumberland opens up for Tatler

Tatler aug The Duke of Northumberland with a portrait of his father, the duke, at Alnwick Castle

Canada’s Library of Parliament was built in 1876. Although it was designed by Thomas Fuller & Chilion Jones, the real driving personality behind the library’s style and layout was Alpheus Todd, the librarian whose name sounds like a Harry Potter character. He wanted it to be modeled after the British Museum’s Reading Room, which is round with a domed roof that lets in light.

Cool Bookish Places: The Library of Parliament, Canada

Alnwick Castle drawing room

Going Beyond Harry Potter: Inside the Still-Inhabited Alnwick Castle

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