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Sainte-Geneviève er et bibliotek midt i Latinerkvarteret og like ved Sorbonne. Populært blant parisiske studenter pga. beliggenheten og den vakre lesesalen. Obs: hver bruker må registrere seg i forkant med bilde og studentkort. 10 Place du Panthéon, 75005 Paris.

The Sainte-Genevieve Library in the place du Pantheon, Paris, was designed by Henri Labrouste in 1843 and is striking for its novel use of an expo

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Alexandria Library in Alexandria, Egypt The new library of Alexandria was built in 2002 to pay homage to the openness of the original library. Built by Snøhetta architects, the building is designed like a sundial and tilts towards the Mediterranean Sea

PEABODY LIBRARY Where: Baltimore  The Peabody Library in Baltimore is known for its beautiful reading room with high vaulted ceilings and cast-iron balconies. The columns, capitals, balconies, railings, and even the ceiling are all made of iron, decorated with gold flourishes. Noted Baltimore architect Edmund Lind designed the library for Johns Hopkins University with funds from philanthropist George Peabody.

World’s 20 Most Stunning Libraries

Photograph by MATTHEW PETROFF The George Peabody Library is the century research library of The Johns Hopkins University. It is located on the Peabody campus at Mount Vernon Place in Ba…

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro.

Bookstore Lelo Porto | Wonderful Places

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).

I live in a world of fantasy, so keep your reality away from me

Playing chess on top of a mountain of books? Fantasy land for me!

Dutch church reconverted into modern bookstore by Merkx + Girod architects

Old Church Converted into a Modern Bookstore. Designed by architecture firm Merkx + Girod. century Dominican church in Maastricht, Holland.

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!

Malatesta Library, Italy

Malatesta Library, Cesena, Italy -the oldest intact public library in the world, built in the century. 341 hand-printed codices secured with their original iron chains/ items, including 287 incunabula and century editions

The University Library, Liepzig, Germany. Begun in 1542 by Rector Caspar Borner. In 1891, the library moved to its current building, an exquisite neo-Renaissance design.

19 of the most beautiful libraries in the world

The University Library, Liepzig, Germany. Begun in 1542 by Rector Caspar Borner. In the library moved to its current building, an exquisite neo-Renaissance design.

José Vasconcelos Kütüphanesi

Best Libraries From Around The World - José Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City, Mexico

Handelingenkamer, Netherlands     Handelingenkamer, Netherlands (via Mental Floss)

Handelingenkamer Library, Netherlands photo via redsea. I would love to have a library with a spiral staircase :-)