Architectural beauty often pops up in the most unexpected and often overlooked locations. So, next time you’re loaning a novel, take a moment to look around — you might just spot something magnificent.
Reinhard Görner is a German photographer who, for the last 10 years, has been capturing the magnificence of libraries across the globe, making a name for himself within his field.
Here are some of our favourite libraries. What about yours?
1 RED STAIRCASE, LELLO BOOKSTORE, PORTO, PORTUGAL 2015
2 Palácio Nacional de Mafra I. Portugal (2016)
3 Entrance of Biblioteca Joanina. Portugal (2015)
4 PALACIO CONDE D'OBIDOS, LIBRARY, LISBON, PORTUGAL 2016
5 LONG ROOM, LIBRARY OF TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN, IRELAND 2015
6 Open Space, City Library. Stuttgart (2014)
7 MORGAN LIBRARY, NEW YORK, USA 2017
8 GEORGE PEABODY LIBRARY, BALTIMORE, USA 2017
9 Cathedral of Books. Manchester (2017)
10 Duke Humfrey's Library. Oxford (2017)