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The Boston Athenaeum; What all libraries should look like. Pity they make you pay for a yearly membership, but from what I've read it's "worth every penny" ;)

The Boston Athenaeum (private member library), Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Beautiful ♥

Home Library. José Solís Betancourt was commissioned to renovate the interiors of a 1932 Tudor Revival house in Washington, D. Inspiration for the living room. Beams, fireplace, built in bookcases.

Old British Reading Room, British Museum, London, England

More Beautiful Libraries (This Time We’ll Do the U.K.)

Old Reading Room, British Library (now at St. Pancras, London)--the world's largest. Marx and Darwin had seats here.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”  ~ Jorge Luis Borges  Gladstone Library, Flintshire, United Kingdom

Cool Bookish Places: Gladstone’s Library

Gladstone's Library, known until 2010 as St Deiniol's Library, is a residential library in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales. - It is a Grade I listed building. The library was founded by the Victorian statesman and politician William Ewart Gladstone.

Widener Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, Boston Picture: Boston Public Library Reading Room - Check out TripAdvisor members' candid photos and videos of The Westin Copley Place, Boston

Library - Real Gabinete Portugues Leitura - Rio de Janiero

Stunning Library: Real Gabinete Portugues Leitura in Rio de Janeiro.

if shared walls are a problem, sky-lights are also a great solution

The centerpiece of the Harvard University Library system, Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library, Cambridge, MA

St. Florian Abbey library, Austria.  How do you even catalogue the books in this place?

Stunning Photos of Europe’s Most Beautiful Libraries

Interior of public library  Malmo, Skane Sweden

Interior of Pubic library, Malmo, Skane, Sweden Photo

BIBLIOTECA DA ABADIA DE WIBLINGEN - Inaugurada no século XVIII. Faz parte da Universidade de Ulm. Está localizada na Alemanha.

30 bibliotecas famosas mundo afora

Boston Athenaeum  World In Four Days A Travel & Lifestyle Blog www.worldinfourdays.com

The Local's Guide to Boston

One of the oldest independent libraries in the U., the Boston Athenæum was founded in Its present home, opened in is a National Historic Landmark.

Biblioteca delle Belle Arti, Milan.

chandeliers illuminating the volumes at the Biblioteca Di Bella Arti, Milan, Italy