Abbey of St Gall Library, in St Gallen, Switzerland Above the entrance to St Gallen Abbey Library, one of the oldest of its kind, is a Greek inscription which translates into English as "pharmacy of the soul".
Lello & Irmao in Porto, Portugal. The Top 10 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World. It opened in 1906 and features stunning Art Deco woodwork, a stained glass ceiling, and ornate shelving with a dramatic staircase up the center of the store.
El Ateneo bookstore / Buenos Aires Argentina This bookstore, one of the biggest of Argentina (if not whole southamerica), is located inside a theater called Grand Splendid on Santa Fé Ave. This theater was bought by Grupo IHLSA (the owner of El Ateneo).
Kansas' City Public Library Giant Bookshelf in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The Central Library Parking Garage, "The Community Bookshelf," showcases 22 book spines and titles that were suggested by Kansas City readers.
The Abbey Library of Saint Gall was founded by Saint Othmar, the founder of the Abbey of St. The library collection is the oldest in Switzerland, and is one of earliest and most important monastic libraries in the world.