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Reading Room at Widener Library, Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

The centerpiece of the Harvard University Library system, Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, Cambridge, MA

Dutch church reconverted into modern bookstore by Merkx + Girod architects

Old Church Converted into a Modern Bookstore. Designed by architecture firm Merkx + Girod. century Dominican church in Maastricht, Holland.

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Beautiful library full of old books in Spain. {Ancient Library, University of Salamanca, Spain photo via lodewijk}

Vancouver Public Library in Canada is a nine-story glass building. It looks like a huge ball

Vancouver Library Square The central branch of the Vancouver Public Library System is a nine-story glass building surrounded by a glass-covered walkway and Coliseum-esque colonnade complete with social space, reading areas, and study rooms.

Biblioteca Joanina, University of Coimbra | Portugal

The University of Coimbra General Library (Biblioteca Geral da Universidade de Coimbra), Coimbra, Portugal.

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

Iwaki Museum of Picture Books for Children, designed by Tadao Ando, Fukushima, Japan (sort of cheating, but can you blame us?)

11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World

Iwaki Museum of Picture Books for Children, Fukushima, Japan This is my dream place, I love children's books

A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES real-time reading, October 2 (chapter 13): "Matthew came to collect me after lunch--the only creature among the human readers in the Selden End." Photo of the Selden End of Duke Humfrey's Library, the manuscript and rare book reading room, Bodleian Library.

The library at Hogwarts, from the Harry Potter series filmed in Duke Humfrey’s Library at Bodleian Library. This links to an article about the 20 most beautiful libraries in film and TV.

Harvard University campus

Harvard University campus - Didn't attend university here, but I have walked the campus.

How to Get Into Harvard University: 14 Steps - wikiHow

Get Into Harvard University

Metten abbey library--- obviously to ornate for my dream cottage but it sure is pretty to look at!

Metten abbey library (Germany) Photo: Helga Schmidt-Glassner ~Spaces for Books~