Is there any place more beautiful than a library? Let's consider: it's stocked with books that you can borrow — for free! — and it’s a quiet respite from the real world. Plus, it allows you to dive into countless fictional worlds. My favorite activity as a kid (and an adult, let's be real) was going to the library during the summer. I would come home with stacks of books — everything from Goosebumps to Jane Austen. And though I have a special place in my heart from the libraries of my childhood, as a kid, I could have never dreamed of stepping into one of the world's most gorgeous libraries.
The truly beautiful part of libraries is, of course, the books. After all, these are the reason you come to the library in the first place, and they contain countless worlds and lives for you to experience. However, some libraries are just particularly beautiful. Every library has some beauty, because of the books, but there are several libraries around the world that every book-lover will take one look at and say, “OK, I live here now.” Here are some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. I promise, they will make every book-lover want to buy a plane ticket and travel to see them immediately.