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, 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
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.
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.