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The 30 Best Places To Be If You Love Books

Mark Twain said, “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” Mark Twain would have lost his mind if he saw these places.

1. The McAllen Public Library in an abandoned Walmart:

2. The Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice:

4. This person’s amazing home library:

5. Shakespeare and Company in Paris:

6. House on the Rock in Wisconsin:

7. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale:

8. The reading room at the New York Public Library:

9. The Royal Portuguese Reading Room:

10. This former theater turned bookstore in Buenos Aires:

11. Leakey’s Second Hand Bookshop in Scotland:

12. This library in The Netherlands:

15. The Liyuan Library near Beijing:

16. The Rijksmuseum Research Library in Amsterdam:

18. The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University:

19. More from the Bodleian Library:

20. The Oxford Union Library:

21. The Biltmore House Library in North Carolina:

22. The Long Room at Trinity College:

23. International Library of Children’s Literature in Japan:

24. Professor Richard A. Macksey’s personal library:

25. The Hearst Castle Library:

26. The University of Coimbra General Library:

28. The Public Library of Cincinnati:

29. The Lello & Irmao Bookstore in Portugal:

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