This majestic converted 1920s movie palace uses theatre boxes for reading rooms and draws thousands of tourists every year. Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

This majestic converted 1920s movie palace uses theatre boxes for reading rooms and draws thousands of tourists every year. Librería El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The George Peabody Library, Baltimore, USA. George Peabody was the founder of the charity which continues to finance housing for low-income families in London; he also endowed the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, of which this seven-storey library comprises just part.

World Book Day: the most spectacular libraries in the world

The George Peabody Library, Baltimore, USA. George Peabody was the founder of the charity which continues to finance housing for low-income families in London; he also endowed the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, of which this seven-storey library comprises just part.

The Austrian National Library (Autriche) : via HuffingtonPost 世界の美しい図書館

The Austrian National Library (Autriche) : via HuffingtonPost 世界の美しい図書館

Biblioteca Joanina, the 18th century Baroque library of the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal ... photo by Will Pryce for book The Library: A World History, 2013

Biblioteca Joanina, the 18th century Baroque library of the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal ... photo by Will Pryce for book The Library: A World History, 2013

клементинум: 4 тыс изображений найдено в Яндекс.Картинках

клементинум: 4 тыс изображений найдено в Яндекс.Картинках

Picking favourites: Dr Campbell, 45, says that his favourite is the library at Admont Abbey in Austria, the largest monastery library in the...

Shhh! World's most stunning libraries captured in new book that will leave you lost for words

Picking favourites: Dr Campbell, 45, says that his favourite is the library at Admont Abbey in Austria, the largest monastery library in the...

"I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me."--Roger Zelazny, Nine Princes in Amber. (Photo: The Library of Abbey of St Gall in St Gallen, Switzerland. Built in 1763.  Photography by: Will Pryce)

"I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me."--Roger Zelazny, Nine Princes in Amber. (Photo: The Library of Abbey of St Gall in St Gallen, Switzerland. Built in 1763. Photography by: Will Pryce)

budapest hungary | ... is a picture taken from panoramio of a back street in Budapest city

budapest hungary | ... is a picture taken from panoramio of a back street in Budapest city

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