A wonderful photographic essay of 35 libraries from around the world. I’ll call your attention to #24 on the list, the Seattle Central Library, which I finally got to visit last year (link to pix are here if you’re interested). From a sheer cool factor, #14 and #27 are near the top of my list. What do you think?

As the days grow shorter, one might feel a strong urge to find a warm place indoors and cozy up to a good book. As much as our world hurtles toward digitized information, physical books remain popular, useful, and revered items. We share, use, collect, and read billions of books every year, and we house our most treasured ones in libraries, in some of the most remarkable architecture around the world.

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