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Biblioteca Lello & Irmao en Oporto, Portugal.

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.

Biblioteca Joanina. Coimbra, Portugal

"Biblioteca Joanina", Coimbra, in Portugal. How exalted was the habit of reading in those far off days that books were edged with gilt and stored in libraries of breathtaking design! The Sandalwood Room

La Real Biblioteca del Monasterio de El Escorial (Madrid). Frescos del testero septentrional. 1586-91. Varios artistas. Esfera celeste, c. 1660., obra de Johannes Blaeu

La Real Biblioteca del Monasterio de El Escorial (Madrid). Frescos del testero septentrional. 1586-91. Varios artistas. Esfera celeste, c. 1660., obra de Johannes Blaeu

The famous LIBRARY at the The PALACE  FONTAINEBLEAU. Located 55 kilometres from the centre of Paris. One of the largest French royal châteaux with over 1500 rooms in the heart of 130 acres of parkland and gardens, Fontainebleau is the only royal and imperial castle inhabited continuously for seven centuries. http://www.musee-chateau-fontainebleau.fr/

Un plafond couvert d'art et des murs embellis de livres – galerie de Diane, château de Fontainebleau, France. Books, Renaissance art and beauty. BTW, that’s Napoleon I’s globe and the library features more than volumes from his book collection.

Old Library, St. John’s College, Cambridge, England  photo via emma

bluepueblo:Old Library, St. John’s College, Cambridge, England photo via emma enchantedengland: I would give years of my life for this book. Going to the library would be disturbingly exciting as well.