31 Incredible Libraries and Bookstores Around the World

31 Incredible Libraries and Bookstores Around the World

For centuries libraries have been the temples of knowledge. And they have been treated accordingly – some of them are definitely among the most impressive architectural wonders. Even if you are in a city for a short time, you can visit impressive libraries or bookstores and admire their magnificent beauty.

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31. Tripitaka Koreana, South Gyeongsang, South Korea

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30. Geisel Library, California, USA

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29. Kansas City Public Library, USA

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28. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, New Haven, USA

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27. Livraria Lello, Porto, Portugal

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26. The Marciana Library, Venice, Italy

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25. The Philosophical Hall, Strahov Abbey, Prague, The Czech Republic

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24. Mexico Public Library, Mexico City, Mexico

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23. New York Public Library, USA

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22. The Theological Hall, Prague, The Czech Republic

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21. Library Square Vancouver, Canada

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20. Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra, Portugal

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19. Suzzallo Library, University of Washington, USA

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18. Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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17. The George Peabody Library, Baltimore, USA

16. The Escorial Library, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

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15. St. Gallen Library, Switzerland

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14. Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

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13. Broerenkerk, Zwolle, the Netherlands

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12. The National Library of France, Paris, France

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11. Library in Stuttgart, Germany

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10. Canadian Library of Parliament, Canada

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9. Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria

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8. A International University Library, Akita, Japan

7. El Ateneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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6. The State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

5. St. Florian Library, Austria

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4. Duchess Anna Amalia Library, Weimar, Germany

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3. Admont Abbey Library, Admont, Austria

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2. Wiblingen Monastery Library, Germany

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1. The Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library, Vatican City

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