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Incredibly Intricate Historic Libraries

This day an age of technology we can't forget the analog internet cafes with dark wood, detailed workmanship, leaded glass windows and tier after towering tier of books – classic historic libraries are a bibliophile’s dream.

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Completed in 1926 in Collegiate Gothic style, the University of Washington’s Suzzallo LIbrary contains an incredible 250-foot long, 52-foot wide Graduate Reading Room featuring a timber-vaulted ceiling, leaded windows and cast-stone ashlar wall blocks.

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At the heart of the British Museum is the Reading Room, completed in 1857 and restored in 2000. Considered a masterpiece of mid-19th century technology when it was built, the reading room was inspired by the domed Pantheon in Rome and measures 140 feet in diameter.

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