The World's Coolest Libraries

As Kindles, Nooks, and other tablets flood the market and we increasingly live our lives online, traditional bookstores and reading methods are on the decline. But after browsing some of the world’s most beautiful, unique, and impressive libraries, you may be inspired to put the eBook reader down and discover your closest library.

From richly decorated baroque spaces to minimalist cubes, there’s something for everyone. Have a look at the world’s smallest book held by the Library of Congress and the beautiful Picture Book Library in Japan.

Australia’s own State Library of Victoria gets a mention. The La Trobe Reading Room is one of the library’s main attractions due to its visually stunning architecture.
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