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11 Spellbindingly Beautiful Libraries Around the World

Need some library eye candy? Of course you do!

We recently stumbled upon the Instagram @imratherfondoflibraries (created by Zach Houghton of @zachspassport)—an account that documents the beautiful ways libraries showcase books around the world. Check out some of our favorites:

 

library@orchard in Singapore

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The New York Public Library

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Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

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Stuttgart Municipal Library in Germany

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Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris

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National Library of Ireland

The National Library of Ireland—established in 1890 and located in Dublin. #ilovebrary

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Stadsbiblioteket Stockholm in Sweden

Stockholm Public Library, circular in formation, designed by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund. (1/3) #ilovebrary

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Rikhardinkatu Library in Helsinki, Finland

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Harper Memorial Library in Chicago, IL

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Centre in Berlin, Germany

Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum—this stunning library was designed by Max Dudler and is located in Berlin, Germany. Photo by: @eskimo #ilovebrary

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Seattle Public Library

After a couple of weeks off the grid, we’re back in action. This view of a walkway at Seattle Public Library brought to you by @misseswray. #ilovebrary

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Sadly, the account hasn’t been updated in a few years…but maybe this post will help revive it.

Do you have a favorite library you’ve been to? It might not be as grand as some of these libraries here, but the San Francisco Main Library will always be special to me.

Jenna Homen

Content and Community Manager at Chronicle Books. When she's logged off, she can be found painting, cooking, camping, or petting her dog Harley. You can follow her on Twitter at @jn_na.
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