"A library is a true fairyland, a very palace of delight, a haven of repose from the storms and troubles of the world. Rich and poor can enjoy it alike, for here, at least, wealth gives no advantage."
Sir John Lubbock
[image: a photo of part of the United States Library of Congress, showing a huge circular room of white plaster and red-ish marble with giant domed ceilings, multiple levels of walkways, ornate windows and decorations all over basically everything, and on the ground level, rows of wooden desks arranged in a circle around a large librarian’s hub.]
Click though for some absolutely lovely libraries—35 of them, in fact. This is a collection of 35 of the most amazing libraries in the entire world and my new life goal is to visit every single one of them.