11 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

I just came across this awesome article : 11 of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries.  How inspiring!  It combines my two passions – travel and reading.

I tried to visit the famous Biblioteca Vasconcelos when I was in Mexico City back in December, but due to Mexico’s devout Catholic presence most public buildings are closed between Christmas and New Years.  Oh well, guess I will just have to plan another trip!  How amazing would it be to travel the world in search of the best libraries and bookstores?

Check out the pics below (and you can read the full story on POPSUGAR) – have you been lucky enough to visit any of these awe-inspiring places?

Stockholm-Public-Library-Sweden

Stockholm Public Library, Sweden

Boston-Public-Library-MA

Boston Public Library, MA

Biblioteca-Vasconcelos-Mexico

Biblioteca Vasconcelos, Mexico City

New-York-Public-Library-NY

New York Public Library

Library-Parliament-Canada

The Library of Parliament, Canada

Admont-Abbey-Library-Austria

Admont Abbey Library, Austria

(Ok there’s no way this one WASN’T the inspiration for Beauty and the Beast, amirite?)

San-Diego-Central-Library-CA

San Diego Central Library, CA

Handelingenkamer-Netherlands

Handelingenkamer, Netherlands

Adelaide-City-Library-Australia

Adelaide City Library, Australia

Leeds-Library-England

The Leeds Library, England

Beinecke-Rare-Book-Manuscript-Library-CT

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, CT