The Bodleian Library, Oxford University, England. Known to Oxford scholars as “Bodley” or simply “the Bod”, it serves as the main research library of the university. The Bodliean is one of the oldest and most beautiful academic libraries in the world.
Thierry W. Despont said of the library he created in a Georgian Revival house, also of his making, in Toronto, Canada. The library’s baronial design, a riff on the domed hall of Palladio’s Villa Capra.
University of Salamanca Library, Salamanca, Spain. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest European university in continuous operations.
Beautiful Architectural Book Store: Livraria Lello e Irmão, Oporto, Portugal. Considered: - one of 10 Amazing Staircases Around the Globe by Cool Places - one of the World's Coolest Staircases by Travel + Leisure (March