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"The Abbey of St Gall Library in Switzerland houses one of the country's oldest literary collection. It holds 2,100 manuscripts dating back to the 8th century." (Will Pryce/Thames Hudson/BNPS/REX)

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".

Lisbon, it is one of the oldest bookshops in Portugal.

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.

Cannot get enough of these bookcases that are so big that you need a ladder to get to all of your books.

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Prunksaal Hofbibliothek Wien, State Hall of the Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria

16 Bookstores You Have To See Before You Die... I literally gasped when I saw this picture.

16 Bookstores You Have To See Before You Die

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).

As 27 imagens que todas as pessoas que amam livros gostariam de ver

Tente não se apaixonar pelas 27 bibliotecas mais lindas do mundo

bibliotheca-sanctus: “ The Old Library of the Archbishop’s Chateau in Kromeriz, Czech Republic ”

Hidden in this haunted Gothic library | Community Post: 14 Secret Bookcase Doors You Wish You Had In Your House

14 Secret Bookcase Doors You Wish You Had In Your House

A corner of the Library in Felbrigg Hall, England, with its Gothick style bookcases / ©National Trust Images/David Kirkham .Is that a rotating bookcase, I see?

BIBLIOTECA DA ABADIA DE SÃO GALO - É o acervo mais antigo da Suiça. Possui mais de 160 mil volumes, incluindo 2 mil manuscritos. Localiza-se no nordeste do país.

30 bibliotecas famosas mundo afora

PHOTO: The richly decorated Abbey Library of the monastery St. Gallen, Switzerland was built between 1758 and 1767 and contains 2000 hand wr.


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.

Abbey Library of St. Gallen, Switzerland

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.