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Harlan Crow, son of Dallas, Texas real estate mogul Trammell Crow, built this incredibly grand two-story library on his estate in Highland Park, TX. "During the past 30 years, Mr. Crow has assembled a collection of 8,000 rare books, 3,500 manuscripts, correspondence, paintings, photographs and sculptures that reflects 500 years of American history (among other subjects).

Bromley House Library in Nottingham, England. A particularly fine spiral staircase and gallery is a feature of the largest room. The Library contains about 40,000 books: local history, topographical works, and a wide selection of 19th and early 20th century novels.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States. Located in three buildings in Washington, D.C., it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and number of books: more than 32 million books in 470 languages, more than 61 million manuscripts and the largest rare book collection in North America.

Looks like Belle's library from Beauty and the Beast... I would be in there for days on end

Le Cabinet des livres du Duc d'Aumale contient 13 000 volumes : 750 livres manuscrits et 10500 imprimés. Château de Chantilly.

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62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

"62 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries," from Some of these libraries are so amazing that you might spend all your time looking at the library itself and not the books in it!

The largest and most ornate of the six libraries at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England – often selected as England's favorite country house. It is the largest private library in England with almost 27,000 books collected during several centuries. The old library has 17,000 books from the first seven Dukes of Devonshire.


4 Bitchin’ Bookish Places in Britain

The library’s catalogs go back to the 14th century, and the oldest book on its shelves is a collection of Psalms illuminated in the 1100s.