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5 Spectacular Libraries From Across the World

Libraries are the treasure houses of book lovers. They hold secrets and stories untold, fables and legends undiscovered, sagas and epics unknown, folk-tales and traditional-lore unheard-of, little-known fairy-tales, obscure romance and fantasy, uncharted faraway worlds, unexplored mythology, – just so much yet to be read and discovered.

But it isn’t just books in a library that are the talking point, sometimes it’s the library itself. Looking around the internet for 5 spectacular libraries, I found lots – some thought-provoking, some breathtaking, others magnificent and sensational, – they made me stop and stare.

Here are 5 libraries from across the world that I thought were just spectacular!

 

 

1. City Library of Stockholm

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Rotunde – The main reading hall
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2. Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Photo Credit: Carol M. Highsmith / Wikipedia
Photo Credit: Carol M. Highsmith / Wikipedia

 

 

3. Library of the University of Delft in Netherlands

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Photo Credit: rutger spoelstra on Flickr.com

 

 

4. Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photo Credit: Marcelo Nacinovic on  Flickr.com
Photo Credit: Marcelo Nacinovic on Flickr.com

 

 

5. Trinity College Library at University of Dublin, Ireland

Photo Credit: Candida Höfer
Photo Credit: Candida Höfer

 

Which is your favorite library in the world? Do you like walking about through the stacks and lingering smell of paper in a library? What do you love about a library?

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