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The Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World—Not Just for Bookworms!

A deal by , 20. Jul. 2020 4:52 am

Is the scent of fresh paper and ink one of your favorite things? Do you always have a book in your hand (tangible - not digital) with your bookshelf at home overflowing? Well, briefly take a break from your novel, because we want to show you the most spectacular, enormous, beautiful libraries in the world!

Trinity College Dublin

The Trinity College library in Dublin is one of the most famous in the world. The Old Library is home to around 200,000 books, including the "Books of Kells" on display in a special room.

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Starfield Library in Seoul

Integrated into the COEX Mall, around 50,000 books can be found in the futuristic Starfield Library. The 42-foot-high bookshelves are particularly impressive when you visit.

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Royal Portugese Reading Room in Rio de Janeiro

This grand space is located in the Royal Portugese Reading Room in the center of Rio. The library is complete with dark wooden furniture, elaborate decorations, and an colorful roof made of stained glass.

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Livraria Lello in Porto

Do you want to feel like a magic student from Hogwarts? Then pay a visit to the bookstore Livraria Lello on your next trip overseas. One special eye-catching feature is the curved staircase with red steps in the middle of the house.

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Admont Foundation Library in Austria

No, this is not Versailles. The Admont Benedictine Foundation library is not only the largest monastery library in the world, but likely also the most magnificent, with its fascinating ceiling paintings and the bookcases decorated with gold.

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Tianjin Binhai Library

The Tianjin Binhai library is a real Instagram favorite, and its no wonder with this futuristic design. The size of the library is also impressive: there is space for around 1.2 million books in almost 340,000 square feet. It also includes reading rooms, workplaces, and a spherical auditorium in the center of the building.

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Kansas City Public Library

From the outside it is easy to guess that this is a library with part of the facade representing oversized book spines. The interior, however, has unfortunately not been designed so imaginatively.

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Acqua Alta Library in Venice

Narrow aisles and books about books await you when you visit the Libreria Acqua Alta bookstore in Venice. Translated, this means flooding - the shop located directly on a canal is often flooded, meaning many books are placed in different containers in order to not to get wet.

The Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World—Not Just for Bookworms!

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The Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World—Not Just for Bookworms!