World’s Most Stunning Libraries Captured In New Book That Will Leave You Lost For Words

 

Quiet please: The grand surroundings of the Mafra Palace Library, in Mafra, Portugal is just one of the many libraries featured in Dr James Campbell's new book

The grand Mafra Palace Library, in Mafra, Portugal


” These stunning photographs illustrate the world’s greatest libraries built long before Kindles and iPads existed.

The incredible images document spectacular literary institutions from around the globe, dating from modern times right back to the 15th century.

British academic Dr James Campbell visited more than 80 libraries in 20 countries for his new book The Library, the first complete history of library buildings ever to be written.”

 

 

Here is one more sample . Go see the rest at the Daily Mail.

 

 

 

A bookworm's dream: Even the most ardent reader would struggle to get through the six storeys of books kept at the George Peabody Library, Baltimore, United States of America

George Peabody Library, Baltimore