20 Libraries You Should Visit Before You Die
Take reading to another level in these spots around the world.
by Leigh Bagtas | August 19, 2015
In today’s modern age, there aren’t as many people who go to the library as there were before. The truth is, not a lot of people go to the library just to bury their noses under books all day.
But the truth also holds that there are still a few people who appreciate the value of books and libraries. There are still those heroes who undeniably love to smell the pages or sit crookedly beside the window and get lost in the story of printed ink instead of facing a rectangular screen.
To all bibliophiles, feast your eyes! Here is a list of the world’s most beautiful libraries you need to see before you die:
1. University of Aberdeen New Library, Scotland
2. Library of Birmingham, United Kingdom
3. Macquarie University Library, Australia
4. Duluth Public Library, United States
5. Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
6. Seattle Central Library, United States
7. Melk Library, Austria
8. Handelingenkamer, the Netherlands
9. Unam Central Library, Mexico
10. National Library of France
11. Bodleian Library, England
12. Stuttgart City Library, Germany
13. Vasconcelos Library, Mexico
14. Vennesla Library and Cultural Center, Norway
15. Kanazawa Umimirai Library, Japan
16. The Royal Library of Copenhagen, Denmark
17. Musashino Art University Museum and Library, Japan
18. Vancouver Public Library, Canada
19. Philological Library, Germany
20. Kansas City Public Library, United States
With all these books, these study areas and those amazing designs, you can practically live there. Who ever said libraries were phased out?