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Cool Bookish Places: Gladstone’s Library

Gladstone's Library in Wales. You can stay on the premises for $75/night. So incredibly awesome!

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from Architectural Digest

The Most Spectacular Libraries Around the World

Oxford, EnglandConsidering the school’s long list of world-changing alumni—including 26 British prime ministers, 50 Nobel Prize winners, and such creative minds as Oscar Wilde and William Morris—it would be difficult not to feel inspired studying in these halls. Meticulously paneled rooms add to the weighty sense of history while offering a sense of envelopment that counters outside distractions.

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Bodleian library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library.

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Edinburgh Castle. Photographer: Wilson, George Washington. Medium: Photographic print. Date: 1868. | The British Library

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from Telegraph.co.uk

The world's most beautiful miniature books

Anne Boleyn's gold book. Anne Boleyn purportedly handed this miniature book of psalms, which contain a portrait of Henry VIII, to one of her maids of honour when on the scaffold in 1536. This precious manuscript is owned by The British Library. #history #books

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