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Libraries & Bookshops

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"Polare Maastricht, a bookshop housed in a centuries-old Dominican church [in Maastricht, Netherlands] . . . . Dutch design firm Merkx and Girod made dramatic use of the huge space, creating multistory steel shelving." "Truly Novel Bookstores," by Jemima Sissons. Wall Street Journal (July 6 - 7, 2013).

Truly Novel Bookstores

The Narrow Door, Paris

Oxford Union library, Oxford, UK

Antiquarian & Second Hand Books, Rye, East Sussex, UK

Library, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Library, Edinburgh, Scotland


“Library of Babel”, in the Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Foundation museum, Osaka, Japan, designed by Tadao Ando

The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

Most Beautiful Libraries in the World: Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro

Most Beautiful Libraries in the World

La Librairie Ptyx, a Brussel·les

13th Century Church Converted to Modern Day Library in Holland

13th Century Church Converted to Modern Day Library in Holland

Trinity College Library, Dublin

Beautiful libraries: Trinity College Library, Ireland

the Central Library in Cape Town, built inside an old drill hall

10 Wonderful Libraries Repurposed from Unused Structures

WOW! >> Uris Library, Cornell University, New York | #books #library #bookshelves

San Diego Public Library, Reading Room *

The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale | Gordon Bunshaft

Top 5 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World - TechEBlog

The Bedales Memorial Library, Steep UK, designed by Ernest Gimson, is regarded to be one of the finest Arts & Crafts buildings in UK.. Photography by george.wilson

Most Interesting Libraries of the World

Mortlock Chamber, State Library of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia. Photograph: State Library of South Australia

10 beautiful Australian libraries – in pictures

library | home

oh, hello friend: you are loved.: collections / books:

Books and Castle in Hye-on-wye, the town of books and the biggest second-hand bookstore. by Nufkin, via Flickr

"London-based Gianni Botsford of Gianni Botsford Architects designed Casa Kike in Costa Rica for his father (and his vast collection of books) as a writer's retreat. The innovative structure is comprised of two pavilions (a main studio space with library, writing desk, and grand piano and a second sleeping pavilion) connected by a walkway"

Mexican firm Taller 6A has renovated a library inside an eighteenth-century building in Mexico City, adding a bookshop with hundreds of wooden boxes on its walls, its ceilings, and under its glass floor.

Vancouver Library