"Biblioteca Joanina", Coimbra, in Portugal. How exalted was the habit of reading in those far off days that books were edged with gilt and stored in libraries of breathtaking design! The Sandalwood Room
El Ateneo bookstore / Buenos Aires Argentina This bookstore, one of the biggest of Argentina (if not whole southamerica), is located inside a theater called Grand Splendid on Santa Fé Ave. This theater was bought by Grupo IHLSA (the owner of El Ateneo).
The Museum of Picture Books, aka the Picture Book Library. Located in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture in Japan, it was designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando in The museum was originally designed for preschools.