Library wing before the bombing by blacque_jacques on Flickr.Leuven library
"Biblioteca Joanina", Coimbra, in Portugal.

"Biblioteca Joanina", Coimbra, in Portugal.

Edith Wharton’s Library at The Mount by David Dashiell

Edith Wharton’s Library at The Mount by David Dashiell

theparisreview:

In 1889, British prime minister William Gladstone decided to make his 32,000-book library available to the public. Further, he envisioned the space (located in Wales) as a sort of scholarly hotel, at which visitors might spend the night and enjoy meals.
And you still can!

theparisreview:

In 1889, British prime minister William Gladstone decided to make his 32,000-book library available to the public. Further, he envisioned the space (located in Wales) as a sort of scholarly hotel, at which visitors might spend the night and enjoy meals.

And you still can!

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Vienna Library by GeertBoog on Flickr.
Vienna Library by GeertBoog on Flickr.