The Admont Library in Admont, Austria
Cottbus Technical University Library, Germany
Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum, Japan
George Peabody Library, Baltimore
Liyuan Library, Beijing, China
UNAM Central Library, Mexico City
Geisel Library, University of California, San Diego
Bodleian Library, Oxford, United Kingdom
Abbey Library of Saint Gall, Switzerland
Braunschweig University of Art Library, Germany
Stuttgart City Library, Germany
New York Public Library, New York

Take a tour through some of the world’s most beautiful libraries

The digital age: A world smothered in technology, apps, gadgets and the World Wide Web, where coming across a library full of books, old and new, is a rare and beautiful thing. Paying homage to these humble literary shrines, we’ve rounded up some of the most stellar locations in which to lose yourself in the mystical world of Harry Potter or become engrossed in the adventures of Liesel Meminger in The Book Thief. Either way, these architectural masterpieces house some of the world’s oldest books, sure to make you consider putting down the Kindle.

 

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