Travel + Architecture + Books = 10 Favorite Libraries Around the World

Words by:

Nyssa P. Chopra
From April 10-16, celebrate National Library Week with the theme “Libraries Transform” — a public awareness initiative to show how libraries transform communities by providing free access to technology, career development resources, and the skills to help people thrive in the digital age. I’ve spent the majority of the last 30 years in school, spending an obscene number of hours in the library, and I’m immensely grateful for the opportunities.
Libraries happen to combine some of my favorite things, so I love this initiative!

ARCHITECTURE. BOOKS. TRAVEL. The marriage of these three produce some of the most spectacular sights to behold. I’ve had the privilege of visiting and studying at some of the most beautiful libraries in the world and I feel compelled to share my favorites with you.
Travel for the love of books and architecture…and these TEN libraries have left lasting impressions. Without having to describe why I love them, I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
1) University of California San Diego (UCSD) Geisel Library — La Jolla, California
2) Seattle Public Library — Seattle, Washington
3) Trinity College Library — Dublin, Ireland
4) University of Washington (UW) Suzzallo Library — Seattle, Washington
5) Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève — Paris, France
6) New York Public Library — NYC, New York
7) Kansas City Public Library — Kansas City, Missouri
8) London School of Economics (LSE) — London, United Kingdom
9) Oxford University, Bodleian Libraries — Oxford, United Kingdom
10) Los Angeles Public Library — Los Angeles, California

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