In July, Italian artist Massimo Listri released a book of photographs that featured the most beautiful libraries from around the world.


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The chosen institutions, revered for their historical value, architectural relevance and preciousness of the books they keep, are standalone works of art.

For those lucky enough to visit these design marvels, spending a whole day at the library doesn't sound so bad!

Scroll down and let your bibliophile side marvel at the beauty the likes of which only these libraries can offer!

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#1 Abbey Library Of Saint Gall, Gallen, Switzerland

Abbey Library Of Saint Gall, Gallen, Switzerland

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Dian Ella Lillie 3 weeks ago

Books and baroque - it's like being in heaven...

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#2 Palace Of Mafra Library, Mafra, Portugal

Palace Of Mafra Library, Mafra, Portugal

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Ashlyn Krell 3 weeks ago

I kind of like the artistic license that is being taken in the photos. At the same time, I don't want people to think this is exactly what they'll see if they went there in person: http://lisbonlovers.com/page.php?p=278&cat=

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#3 Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

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diane a 3 weeks ago

How come all the books are roped off??

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#4 Metten Abbey Library, Metten, Germany

Metten Abbey Library, Metten, Germany

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago

Imagine having to dust it

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#5 Library Of Fermo, Fermo, Italy

Library Of Fermo, Fermo, Italy

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diane a 3 weeks ago

Beautiful - love the globe

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#6 Royal Portuguese Cabinet Of Reading, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Royal Portuguese Cabinet Of Reading, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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Emma B 3 weeks ago

This looks like something out of Beauty and the Beast!

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#7 Wiblingen Abbey Library, Wiblingen, Germany

Wiblingen Abbey Library, Wiblingen, Germany

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Night Owl 3 weeks ago

So bright and colorful!

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#8 Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France

Sainte-Geneviève Library, Paris, France

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Pillow 3 weeks ago

My dream come true!

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#9 Riccardian Library, Firenze, Italy

Riccardian Library, Firenze, Italy

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Eva Bryson 3 weeks ago

Now that looks like a library that's used.

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#10 Seitenstetten Abbey Library, Seitenstetten, Austria

Seitenstetten Abbey Library, Seitenstetten, Austria

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Julianna Metz-Root 3 weeks ago

How I'd imagine the library inside the tardis

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