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Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Detail of the Library of the Mafra Palace, Portugal

Dublin - Trinity College Library | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

bibliotheca-sanctus: Livraria Lello & Irmão, also known as Livraria Chardron or simply Livraria Lello (Lello Bookshop) is a bookshop located in central Porto, Portugal. Along with Bertrand in Lisbon, it is one of the oldest bookshops in Portugal. In 2011, the Australian Travel Guides and Guidebooks editor Lonely Planet classified Livraria Lello as the third best bookshop in the world.

Vienna Library, taken by GeertBoog, Flickr, January 4, 2011. I would feel high culture seaping in, as I read a book here.

The University of Coimbra General Library | Biblioteca Joanina da Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Stowe House Library by Canis Major, via Flickr. Part of the library in Stowe House, Buckinghamshire. The library is still used by pupils at Stowe School so the books are not all as antiquated as in many old houses.

Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania

State Library, Melbourne.