A Guide To Some Of The Most Beautiful Libraries Around The World

These libraries take reading to a whole new level. Not only are they home to some of the most incredible literature the world has to offer, but they are themselves works of art.

You’ll find yourself constantly looking up from your book to gaze at their painted ceilings or even down at their cherry floors. You can find such libraries all around the world, but here are some of our favorites.

Library Of Parliament, Ottawa

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This library was designed in a Victorian Gothic Revival style in 1867, right in Canada’s capital. Its walls are carved with fine detail, leading up to a big vaulted ceiling. The cultural and architectural beauty is covered in parquet flooring made of cherry, oak, and walnut.