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National Library, Prague.

Rafael Neff’s photo series is based off of some the most beautiful libraries around the world.


Beautiful Libraries and Bookshops.Duchess Anna Amalia Library, Weimar, Germany, photo by Candida Höfer.

The Old Library at Temple College, Dublin Ireland

The Old Library at Trinity College, Dublin Ireland (the photographer mis-identified the location as Temple College). WHAT A WONDERFUL PLACE! Book of Kells is here as well.


Beautiful Architectural Book Store: Livraria Lello e Irmão, Oporto, Portugal. Considered: - one of 10 Amazing Staircases Around the Globe by Cool Places - one of the World's Coolest Staircases by Travel + Leisure (March

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16 Bookstores You Have To See Before You Die

El Ateneo bookstore / Buenos Aires Argentina This bookstore, one of the biggest of Argentina (if not whole southamerica), is located inside a theater called Grand Splendid on Santa Fé Ave. This theater was bought by Grupo IHLSA (the owner of El Ateneo).

Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar II, Germany

Sala do Rococó (Biblioteca da Duquesa Anna Amailia, Weimar, Alemanha) / Rococo Hall (Duchess Anna Amalia Library, Weimar, Germany)

Castle Sederia has a beautiful large library, though unfortunately, Caedra doesn't get to spend a lot of time there...

Beautiful Library

theological hall strahov monastery library prague Book lovers Heaven: 20 Most Amazing Libraries in the World

Library, Luxembourg Palace, Paris VI

Library, Luxembourg Palace, Paris VI - a library to be proud of, wouldn't we at Aldourie love to hire THIS out for a week!

Ein wahrer Rokokotraum - die Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek / © iStockphoto/Nikada

The central German state of Thuringia is the ideal place to discover Germany's history and culture.


The library at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, England. The house was built in the and the library has elaborate gilded plasterwork and bookcases. There are beautiful views through the windows past a large terrace.

Reading room, Boston Public Library

Library Parabola is the reading room of the British Library and is said to be the birthplace of the Communist Manifesto. Click image to see the full list of beautiful libraries.