Read up on it: Best of Libraries

Ahhh libraries… There’s nothing like the musty smell of old books and a librarian so ancient she looks as though she’s been around since mastodons roamed the earth. Well before you toss that old, dingy public library card, take a gander at these beautiful works of art. It’s been said that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but we’d have to agree that you can definitely judge a library by its façade. Here is some hardcore library porn for all you book worms out there - feast your eyes on these architectural gems.

 

 

 

Hyundai Card Travel Library by Wonderwall

Hyundai Card Travel Library by Wonderwall

Saraiva Bookstore by Arthur Casas

Saraiva Bookstore by Arthur Casas

Stockholm Public Library by Olivier Charles

Stockholm Public Library by Olivier Charles

Science Cafe & Library by Anna Wigandt

Science Cafe & Library by Anna Wigandt

DTAC Headquarters Library by Hassell Architects

DTAC Headquarters Library by Hassell Architects

Livaria Cultura at Iguatemi by Studio MK27

Livaria Cultura at Iguatemi by Studio MK27

Stuttgart City Library by Yi Architects

Stuttgart City Library by Yi Architects

Niños Conarte by Anagrama

Niños Conarte by Anagrama

 Vennesla Library by Helen + Hard

 Vennesla Library by Helen + Hard

Wall of Knowledge at the Stockholm Public Library

Wall of Knowledge at the Stockholm Public Library

For old time sake, the Law Library of Munich

For old time sake, the Law Library of Munich