Hitting the library? On Vacation?! NERD ALERT.

Let that burn heal, then check out these 25 magnificent book Meccas that should be on your next trip's itinerary.

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1. Trinity College

Dublin, Ireland

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2. Austrian National Library

Vienna, Austria

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3. Library Of Congress

Washington D.C., USA

Nikon

4. Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Paris, France

Widelec.org

5. Stuttgart Municipal Library

Stuttgart, Germany

Rio 2016

6. Royal Portuguese Reading Room

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sprocketts Down Under

7. State Library of Victoria

Melbourne, Australia

Adam Mørk/Archdaily

8. University of Aberdeen Library

Aberdeen, Scotland

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9. Admont Abbey Library

Admont, Austria

Snohetta

10. Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Alexandria, Egypt

Facebook/The University Of Oxford

11. Bodleian Library

Oxford, United Kingdom

Aztec Dream

12. Biblioteca Joanina

Coimbra, Portugal

ArmRadio.am

13. The Royal Library

Copenhagen, Denmark

Mecanoo.nl

14. Delft University Of Technology Library

Delft, Netherlands

The Despectacled Librarian

15. El Escorial Library

Escorial, Spain

VeniceTourism.com

16. Biblioteca Marciana

Venice, Italy

Book Wilde

17. The Clementinum

Prague, Czech Republic

The Guardian

18. State Library Of South Australia

Adelaide, Australia

Emile Ashley/Archello

19. Vennesla Library and Cultural Center

Vennesla, Norway

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20. Seattle Central Library

Seattle, USA

Phillips

21. St. Florian Monastery Library

Sankt, Austria

TED

22. New York Public Library

New York City, USA

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23. The George Peabody Library

Baltimore, USA

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24. Central Library of Vancouver

Vancouver, Canada

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25. Sainte-Geneviève Library

Paris, France


Joe McGauley
is a senior editor at Supercompressor, and visits the library mostly never.

 

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