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Awesome Dragon Railing by Giuseppe Celeprin The perfect staircase for a dragon's house

The Oxford Union Library, (actually ALL of the places on this list) | The 30 Best Places To Be If You Love Books

lalibrairie: The Oxford Union Library, Oxford, United Kingdom On the walls are Pre-Raphaelites murals, painted by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones. It also has a unique clerestory (Wikipedia will tell you all about it here).

The last bookstore - Los Angeles

The 20 most interesting and beautiful bookstores of the world

The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, California ~ Hands-down the coolest bookstore in America. Walk through a Labyrinth of secret passageways & hidden rooms.you could get lost in here for hours.

Where is this? Take me there.

Can never get enough warmth of wood, books, and lighting. some comfy leather chairs. Oh my favorite place! The Library Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, Scotland

art deco window at the smith center, las vegas.

The Smith Center Art Deco is the predominant decorative art style of the and characterized by precise and boldly delineated geometric shapes and strong colors, and used most notably in household objects and in architecture. (the free dictionary)

The Library at Mafra National Palace - Mafra, Lisbon, Portugal / by Nuno Trindade Photographer.  The library houses 36,000 volumes.

The Library at Mafra National Palace - Mafra, Lisbon, Portugal / by Nuno Trindade Photographer. The library houses volumes.

Porto,Portugal

How can I get one of these staircases in my dream house? Because it is awesome. Lonely Planet classified this bookshop as the third best bookshop in the world, Livraria Lello & Irmão in Porto, Portugal (by Ricardo Bevilaqua).

cutulisci: “ Foto di Silvio Zangarini Royal Staircase of Palazzo Farnese at Caprarola, by architect Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, known as Il Vignola (1507-1573), Italy, 16th century ”

Spiral staircase to heaven - Royal Staircase of Palazzo Farnese by architect Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola - Caprarola - Italy photo by Silvio Zangarini

La Biblioteca Nacional de Austria (en alemán, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek) heredera de la antigua Biblioteca Imperial de los Habsburgo (Hofbibliothek), posee casi ocho millones de documentos. Adquirió su nombre actual en 1920, tras el fin del Imperio. Recoge la riqueza acumulada por la Casa de Habsburgo desde tiempos medievales.

a-l-ancien-regime: Austrian National Library (via Booklicious: 15 Dream Libraries)

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this would be so cool to do on the stairs to the Art Room at school! Staircase by French artist Robert Tatin

Open Staircase - Chateau Royale de Blois | por Malcolm Bull

Chateau Royale de Blois -- The Royal Château de Blois (French: "Château Royal de Blois") is located in the Loir-et-Cher département in the Loire Valley, in France, in the center of the city

Lights... by Mustafa AbdulHadi

Incredible structure created with intricate patterns from organic and geometric shapes. There all sorts of cuts where space was left in regular shapes to give leave a design.

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