The Instagram Account Sharing The Most Beautiful Libraries In The World

Stadtbibliothek am Mailänderplatz, Stuttgart, Germany

As silent sentinels of the future overflowing with knowledge and information, monumental libraries pair culture and architecture with fascinating results. While the bookworm in all of us daydreams of visiting the endless volumes and sky high shelves of books throughout the world, there’s someone out there doing it: Thomas Guignard. After moving to Canada, the Swiss librarian and photographer has traveled to shoot some of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

More info: Instagram, Flickr (h/t: elledecor)

George Peabody Library, Baltimore MD

Radcliffe Science Library, Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, England

Philologische Bibliothek, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

American Room, Great Library of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Osgoode Hall, Toronto, Canada

Emmanuel College Library, University of Toronto, Canada

TU Delft Library, Netherlands

Stadtbibliothek am Mailänderplatz, Stuttgart, Germany

Jacob und Wilhelm Grimm Zentrum, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

Toronto Reference Library, Canada

Rolex Learning Centre, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Rotunda chandelier, Los Angeles Public Library

Bibliothèque Schœlcher, Fort de France, Martinique, French West Indies.

Scott Library, York University, Toronto.

John P. Robarts library, University of Toronto.

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, Canada

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