“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

The Royal Library shared CC by cuellar

I’ll admit to an uncouth amount of pleasure spending my workdays based at UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, which takes the vintage Main Library and now offers a set of spaces that clearly appeal to the students who jam its rooms, nooks and hallways…

But the IKBLC has nothing on these 15 Incredible Libraries Around the World… I know these are challenging times for libraries, and one can always criticize excess, but there is something lovely about an opulent library. A cathedral celebrating inquiry, expression and reflection.

A couple more of the Creative Commons licensed images below…

Beinecke Rare Book Library shared CC by KAALpurush

It used to be a whale shared CC by aurelio.asiain

Thanks to a Tweet from GNA Garcia for turning me on to this…

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