The weekend is almost over, which means back to work tomorrow for most of us. So to cheer you up (and myself) I am going to be giving you a little bit of bookish fun every Sunday, to make the end of the weekend that little bit easier!
I love the idea of bookish travel, and every time I read a book that is set in a certain place I always end up adding it to my list of places to visit. What I have never really thought about however is all the amazing libraries there are to check out all over the world, and after a little bit of research I found some absolutely amazing ones!
Library of Congress – Washington
I am always seeing this library in films etc and it really is quite incredible, plus I love that it is circular!
National Library of Belarus – Minsk
I couldn’t actually find a picture of the inside of the library, but who cares! Look at how amazing the outside is! Even better, look it up online and see how it looks at night, they light it up in all different colours!
Royal Portuguese Reading Room — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This looks like such an amazing place to read in. I would however recommend that they get some couches, because those wooden chairs do not look comfy!
Philological “Brain” Library at the Free University — Berlin
A library in the shape of a brain, whaaaaaat?! I love this one. It just looks like fun!
Geisel Library at University of California – San Diego
This one looks like something built in ancient times! Also reminds me of a tree. But how cool would it be to say that you’ve visited it?!
Library at the Benedictine Monastery of Admont — Admont, Austria
This one reminds me of the library that Belle is given by the Beast. It’s just so beautiful. And the ceiling is so mesmerising!
Stuttgart City Library — Stuttgart, Germany
Another one that lights up on the outside, but this one also kind of reembles a rubix cube. Does the inside remind anyone else of the Apple store? It’s just so white!
Joe & Rika Mansueto Library at the University of Chicago – Chicago
Another dome shaped one, plus I love the glass roof! Although I would probably get distracted watching planes etc flying over! Also, I would always be wondering how they clean the glass!
Central Library at National Autonomous University of Mexico — Mexico City
I don’t think I would ever end up going inside as I would spend most of the time in awe at how beautiful the actual building is!
Jose Vasconcelos Library — Mexico City
I love how tall this one is, and all the glass. I just looks so clean and modern. I doubt it would have that old book smell that I love though.
Seattle Central Library – Seattle
If you haven’t already notice, there is a theme going here. I like the libraries with lots of glass! Plus this one is just such an awesome shape!
Harper Memorial Library at University of Chicago — Chicago
I found this one and my immediate thought was “wow, I would love to get married there”. It is so grand and beautiful and full of books!
Beitou Branch of the Taipei Public Library — Taipei, Taiwan
I love the way that this one is just within the trees, it looks like a massive tree house! I would love to get myself a seat right next to one of those windows and settle down with a good book!
Library at Delft University of Technology — Delft, Netherlands
There is grass on the roof! In fact you can go and sit on the grass on the roof and read. How amazing is that?!
Have you ever been to any of these libraries? Are there any other libraries you have visited that are incredible and haven’t made my list today? Let me know!
Enjoy your Sunday and have an excellent week!