I’m one of those people who just love books, cozy reading photos, and modern design. My Pinterest contains different reading boards full of inspirational photos. Recently, I’ve decided to share a list of the best public libraries I’d love to visit. Check them out in this post!
Tianjin Binhai Library, Tianjin
‘Ocean of Books’, ‘Most beautiful library of China’, a ‘sea of knowledge’, ‘Super Sci-Fi’ or even ‘The Eye’ – all these names relate to Tianjin Binhai Library. It looks like a continuous bookshelf full of all kinds of books. These shelves are a great place to sit and read your great findings. With five levels, this library holds 1.2 million books. It contains several lounge areas, reading rooms, meeting rooms, offices, and even rooftop patios. I’ve already added this place to my must-visits list.
George Peabody Library, Baltimore
With “six tiers of stately cast-iron columns, decorative railings, and classical embellishments touched with gold-leaf in this room that rises 61 feet from its black-and-white marble floor to the massive skylight that caps the central interior” this library reminds me of the best Hogwarts scenes. This library truly looks magical. Being often used as an event venue and a place for celebrating weddings, George Peabody Library must have absorbed the special festive atmosphere and all those beautiful everlasting feelings.
The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading, Rio de Janeiro
It’s a jaw-dropping Gothic, dark wood-lined library in Brazil. Just look at this massive chandelier, long lines of books, and fantastical paintings. I love the lights, the atmosphere, these lovely wooden desks, and stained-glass windows.
Seattle Central Library
It’s an 11-story glass and steel building consisting of several floating platforms. It looks open and inviting. 11 stories contain more than 1.5 million books. During the first year of its work, nearly 2.3 million people visited the library. How many visitors does it have now? I’d be so happy to become one of them!
Stuttgart city library
This city library amazes with its appealing simplicity. Looking like a complicated two color Rubik’s cube puzzle from the outside, it’s got an all-white interior where books are in the center of attention. The stairs in the building look as if they are placed randomly. However, they are the connectors both between floors and the whole library.
Which library do you like most of all? Share your ideas in comments!