One of the oldest libraries at the heart of Oxford's historic University is Duke Humfrey's Library in the Bodleian, which held the primary function as a reading room for maps, music and pre-1641 rare books until 2015

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One of the oldest libraries at the heart of Oxford's historic University is Duke Humfrey's Library in the Bodleian, which held the primary function as a reading room for maps, music and pre-1641 rare books until 2015

Daunt Books in London's Marylebone

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The Vilnius University bookshop - the ceiling is painted with famous Lithuanians. Photo by Beny Shlevich, via Flickr

The Vilnius University bookshop - the ceiling is painted with famous Lithuanians. Photo by Beny Shlevich, via Flickr

Late 19th-early 20th century children's books in the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford - what a lovely assortment!

Late 19th-early 20th century children's books in the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford - what a lovely assortment!

Linderman Library, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Opened in 1878, the Linderman Library was designed by Philadelphia architect Addison Hutton, who modeled the Venetian architecture after the British Museum in London.

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Linderman Library, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Opened in 1878, the Linderman Library was designed by Philadelphia architect Addison Hutton, who modeled the Venetian architecture after the British Museum in London.

“The Bodleian Library, Oxford University, England. Known to Oxford scholars as “Bodley” or simply “the Bod”, it serves as the main research library of the university.

“The Bodleian Library, Oxford University, England. Known to Oxford scholars as “Bodley” or simply “the Bod”, it serves as the main research library of the university.

Library from the East, University Club, New York, NY [1597x2073] - Imgur

Library from the East, University Club, New York, NY [1597x2073]

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