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
The New York Public Library
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
Stuttgart Municipal Library in Germany
Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris
The Bibliothèque nationale de France (the National Library of France) is located in Paris. Its beginnings can be traced back to Charles V who, in 1368, installed the library in a tower of the Louvre. Today, there are roughly twelve million tomes housed on 420km of shelves in its home in Paris. Photo by @une_olive. Tag your photos with #ilovebrary, too! Your photo could be featured on this page.
National Library of Ireland
Stadsbiblioteket Stockholm in Sweden
Rikhardinkatu Library in Helsinki, Finland
Harper Memorial Library in Chicago, IL
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm Centre in Berlin, Germany
Seattle Public Library
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.
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