Photographer Captures Images of the Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World


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. 1 RED STAIRCASE, LELLO BOOKSTORE, PORTO, PORTUGAL 2015

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  2. 2 Palácio Nacional de Mafra I. Portugal (2016)

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  3. 3 Entrance of Biblioteca Joanina. Portugal (2015)

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  4. 4 PALACIO CONDE D'OBIDOS, LIBRARY, LISBON, PORTUGAL 2016

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  5. 5 LONG ROOM, LIBRARY OF TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN, IRELAND 2015

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  6. 6 Open Space, City Library. Stuttgart (2014)

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  7. 7 MORGAN LIBRARY, NEW YORK, USA 2017

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  8. 8 GEORGE PEABODY LIBRARY, BALTIMORE, USA 2017

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  9. 9 Cathedral of Books. Manchester (2017)

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  10. 10 Duke Humfrey's Library. Oxford (2017)

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