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Clementinum Library or National Library, Prague - Czech Republic I am such a nerd. I want a library in my house one day books

How many hours does it take before we take something like this for granted?

Beautiful Libraries and Bookshops.The Mafra National Palace library in Mafra, Portugal, photo via Book Mania.

Oh how I would LOVE to have a grand library in my home especially one so well lit.

Beautiful Libraries and Bookshops.Duchess Anna Amalia Library, Weimar, Germany, photo by Candida Höfer.

The Grand Library in an abandoned manor in the UK by jamescharlick, via Flickr

I’m very taken with James Charlick’s photo, “The Grand Library,” shot in an abandoned house during an urban exploration expedition. The Grand Library

Baroque library of the St. Florian Monastery ...No matter how big my home library is, it needs a painted ceiling like this one.

Carved-wood bookcases and a ceiling fresco dominate the Baroque library of the St. Florian Monastery, in Austria.: Most spectacular libraries in the world

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Expanding on the Manor House

Except for the books being in cages, I like this warm office/library by Marshall Watson and Holmes Easley and James Akers in Summit, New Jersey

Stair At The Old Library at the Dutch House of Representatives

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Handelingenkamer Library, Netherlands photo via redsea. I would love to have a library with a spiral staircase :-)

This library at Chateau de Groussay was the inspiration for the library in My Fair Lady.   There are so many grand home libraries in Europe, it’s hard to pick a favorite.  But, I love a two story library – with a balcony, just like this.  Add a fireplace, and you could live in here!

The library of the Chateau de Groussay in France. It was the inspiration for the design of Henry Higgins' library in the movie My Fair Lady.

My fantasy library.

The Clementinum, Prague :: With elaborate ceiling frescoes and spiraling wood columns topped by gilded capitals, there is no mistaking the aptly named Baroque Library’s grand ambitions.

I want this in my future home. It probably won't happen, but I guess that's why they call them "Dream Homes"

Mang Abbey Library, Füssen, Bavaria, Germany ~ Photo by ralfh. Like the library from beauty and the beast.

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