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National Library - Paris, France

The Richelieu Building at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Paris I've heard that the library in the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast was modeled after this building!

Down in the belly of Briarwood Castle... The archives that house the documents for the history of Hurri-Kaine.

The library of the Chateau de Groussay in France. It was the inspiration for the design of Henry Higgins' library in the movie My Fair Lady.

Bookstores around the world

Funny pictures about Cool Bookstores. Oh, and cool pics about Cool Bookstores. Also, Cool Bookstores photos.

Public Library of Cincinnati, 1920s

A man browsing for books in Cincinnati’s main library. Demolished in 1955 My idea of heaven!

<strong>These 16 amazing libraries are full of beautiful interiors — and books — to check out.</strong>

Admont Abbey Library in Admont, Austria

16 Libraries You Have To See Before You Die. That could be my mansion.

Bibliothèque nationale de Rio de Janeiro Bibliothèque nationale de Rio de Janeiro, Brésil  La "Real Gabinete Portuguez de Leitura "

Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World – Flavorwire

National Library Reading Room, Paris (designed by Henri Labrouste, 19th century architect)

Gallery of Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Life - 2

The reading room of Bibliothèque nationale, Paris, by Henri Labrouste. (In the National Library of France was moved to newly constructed buildings on the Rue de Richelieu designed by Henri Labrouste)

Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico - my favourite bookshop in the world

The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World

Mexico City - For those who like their green spaces (and coffee shops) to invade their bookstores. Cafebreria El Pendulo, Mexico City, Mexico [photos via]

Beautiful Libraries and Bookshops...Vilnius University Library, Lithuania, photo by Vilnius university Library via Flickr.

Vilnius University Library, Lithuania: photo by Vilnius University Library

Selexyz Dominicanen Bookstore in Maastricht, Netherlands - conversion of a church originally consecrated in 1294.

The 20 most interesting and beautiful bookstores of the world

Unlike the converted cathedral that I mused over in September, Merkx+Girod Architects' redesign of the former Dominican Church in Maastricht, Holland, is for

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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

La Biblioteca Nacional de Austria (en alemán, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek) heredera de la antigua Biblioteca Imperial de los Habsburgo (Hofbibliothek), posee casi ocho millones de documentos. Adquirió su nombre actual en 1920, tras el fin del Imperio. Recoge la riqueza acumulada por la Casa de Habsburgo desde tiempos medievales.

a-l-ancien-regime: Austrian National Library (via Booklicious: 15 Dream Libraries)

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!

The working library of Hereford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world, with all its rods, chains and locks intact. It has been preserved in the form in which it was maintained from 1611 to 1841. Ohhhhhhhh my gosh.....

The working library of Hereford Cathedral in England originated in the eleventh century. The chained library at the cathedral, containing 229 medieval manuscripts, remains the largest historic chained library in the world. I love books.

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