We’ve all seen them. The photos are all over the book-loving sphere.
Libraries. Glorious, stunning libraries.
There are libraries around the world, in all different kinds. Some of them are Little Free Libraries – just little ones outside of homes. Some are basic local libraries, with event spaces and computers to work at and the wonderful smell of pages and ink. But others are ornate and elaborate, sometimes with a history all their own. These libraries are works of art themselves and belong on every booklover’s bucket list. Here are 10 of our favorites.
Klementinum in Prague, Czech Republic
Royal Portuguese Reading Room in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Stephen A. Schwarzmann Building in Manhattan, New York
Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland
Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt
El Escorial in Madrid, Spain
Beitou Public Library in Taipei, Taiwan
State Library of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia
Richard J. Riordan Central Library in Los Angeles, California
UNAM Central Library in Mexico City, Mexico
Which libraries are on your bucket list? Tweet us @piquebeyond and let us know!