10 Amazing Libraries To Add To Your Book Lover Bucket List

Is there anything better than the smell of old books and creaking ancient shelves? If you answered “No” then you might be a Book Lover in need of a few amazing locations to visit to add to your bibliophile bucket list. Here is our top 10 of locations around the world that need to be seen to be believed!

1. In Buenos Aires Argentina an old theatre has been turned into a bookstore. National Geographic lists it as the world’s most beautiful in 2019.

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2. Trinity college Dublin - the long room. Part of the University of Dublin this library serves as a legal deposit or copyright library where published authors must deposit a copy of their work. Luckily for them it’s free of charge!

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3. Bradford Wool Exchange - You may very well turn your nose up at a big bookseller chain like Waterstones but this is a Waterstones like no other!

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4. Livraria Lello Bookstore in Porto, Portugal. One of Portugal's oldest and frequently listed amongst the world's best bookstores.

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5. The study room in Abbotsford House (near Melrose Scotland) which was once the home of Sir Walter Scott.

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6. The Literary and Philosophical Society Newcastle is the largest independent library in the UK outside of London.


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7. Chetham’s library in Manchester is the oldest free public reference library in the UK.

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8. The Baroque library in the Klementinum is part of the former Jesuit College in Prague’s Old Town.

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9. Gladstone’s Library, formerly St. Deiniol’s Library (Llyfrgell Deiniol Sant) is situated in the picturesque village of Hawarden in Wales.


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10. The Morgan Library and museum was originally created to house the personal library of J. P. Morgan on Madison Avenue  in the heart of New York, New York.

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