Beautiful libraries by Thibaud Poirier

I love libraries. They are so peaceful and respectful and they are full of the smell of books and the possibility of learning something new or revisiting an old book-friend.

Perhaps they are losing visitors in developed countries these days due to the easy availability of information and books in digital form. But in developing countries they are still a place where people without means can find information, read newspapers, use the internet and borrow books.

Here is the public library in the town where I grew up.



I can recommend a visit to the Trinity College Library if you are ever in Dublin (and also a visit to the Book of Kells when you are there).

Trinity College Library, Dublin

Thibaud Poirier is compiling a series of photographs of great libraries. Have a look at them here. He also took the photo of the Trinity library above.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Salle Labrouste, Paris

Bibliothèque de l’Hotel de Ville de Paris, Paris

Biblioteca Angelica, Rome

Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Bibliothèque de Musée Guimet, Paris

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Salle Ovale, Paris

Stadtbibliothek, Stuttgart

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  1. I love spending time in libraries. Luckily I need to do so for my job and when I’m abroad for work I always end up visiting a library. I am pleased we have so many fantastic libraries in Paris.

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