Hiii, book lover! I love books, you love books. And of course, when there’s a thing we absolutely love, we want to surround it in absolute beauty, no? And so, I present to you these spectacular libraries that even a thousand hearteye emojis can’t properly express. Without further ado, scroll down for ten library you have to see to believe!
1. BEINECKE LIBRARY in Connecticut
The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in New Haven, Connecticut contains is one of the world’s largest libraries devoted to rare books and early manuscripts. The library building itself is a work of art, with special windows that allow subdued light from outside so the books won’t get damaged.
2. THE ADMONT LIBRARY in Austria
Admont Abbey located in Austria, is the oldest remained monastery in Styria. It was built in 1776 by Joseph Hueber and contains around 200,000 volumes. It’s so incredibly beautiful and detailed that I doubt I’d ever leave if I stepped foot inside. I love the artwork on the ceiling and the ornate shelves and halls. AUSTRIA, HERE I COME.
3. STADTBIBLIOTHEK STUTTGART in Germany
The Stuttgart City Library in Germany is simple yet beautiful. A cube-shaped building that’s entirely white inside, the Stuttgart City Library looks like a place I could easily lose track of time inside. I love how the books are the only color within the building, it’s different and special.
4. LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT in Canada
Located in Ottawa, Ontario the Library of Parliament is just as beautiful inside as it is outside. With a collection of 600,000, the library is amazing. The main reading room is beautiful enough to make me cry— the marble statue of Queen Victoria, the textured walls, and the vaulting ceiling are all jaw-dropping.
5. NATIONAL LIBRARY of Brazil in… Brazil
The 207 years old National Library of Brazil is the 7th largest library in the world and has a collection of around 9,000,000. With nearly 22,000 photographs dating from the nineteenth century and rare photographs from across the world, the library is an important part of Brazil. From the main entrance to the library to the stained glass ceiling to the thousands and thousands of books, I am completely smitten.
6. UNAM CENTRAL LIBRARY in Mexico
Hello, gorgeous 😍😍😍. And yes, the inside is just as beautiful as the outside. Completed in 1952, the ten-story building hold around 400,000 books. When you’re done staring at the incredible exterior mural, you might be able to read a few before you’re on your way.
7. ABBEY LIBRARY OF SAINT GALL in Switzerland
The oldest library in Switzerland, the Abbey Library of Saint Gall is all kinds of beautiful. It’s home to 2,100 manuscripts dating all the way back to the 8th and 15th centuries— of course, these books/manuscripts can only be read in special reading rooms.
8. MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM in New York
Ah, New York. A place I will always love despite only going there once. The people! The places! The historical buildings! I could spend years inside the Morgan Library & Museum and not grow tired of scouring the books.
9. YANGZHOU ZHANGSHUGE in China
The Yangzhou Zhangshuge bookstore in Zhen Yuan, China is incredible, albeit a bit confusing-looking. The building was created in a way to evoke the feeling of water with the books reflecting onto the dark mirrored floors. The tunnel effect and the seemingly endless row of books are bound to keep you in there for years.
10. CONARTE LIBRARY in Mexico
Sea foam blue walls and floors with cushioned seating, the Conarte Library in Monterrey, Mexico is home outside of home. The latticed wooden bookshelves (which are even more beautiful again the blue walls) create an amazing and comfy-looking reading cocoon. It’s so serene and peaceful and enticing and I WANT TO BE THERE RIGHT NOW.
What do you think? Are there any libraries in the world that you’ve fallen in love with?