This would be the perfect room (if only the chandelier and the foofy stuff on the ceiling and base board were missing)

Aristocratic Elegance

Library Designed By Pietro Piffetti (Torino, Italy, Roma, Palazzo del Quirinale.

La Biblioteca Nacional de Austria (en alemán, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek) heredera de la antigua Biblioteca Imperial de los Habsburgo (Hofbibliothek), posee casi ocho millones de documentos. Adquirió su nombre actual en 1920, tras el fin del Imperio. Recoge la riqueza acumulada por la Casa de Habsburgo desde tiempos medievales.

a-l-ancien-regime: Austrian National Library (via Booklicious: 15 Dream Libraries)

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Beautiful Libraries and Bookshops.The Morgan Library, New York, built in 1906 to house financier Pierpont Morgan's weighty collection of rare tomes and manuscripts, photo by Graham Haber.

Biblioteca Marciana, Venice by Eva0707

Cambridge historian James Campbell has spent the last three years touring the globe with architectural photographer Will Pryce, to document and research the world's most magnificent libraries.

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Built in The Library inside of the Waldsassen Abbey in Bavaria holds thousands of volumes bound in white pigskin.

Austrian National Library, Vienna, Austria

Austrian National Library - Vienna, Austria The Austrian National Library, is, with million items in its collections, the largest library in Austria. It is located in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.

Libraries at the Benedictine Monastery of Admont, Austria

Library Benedictine Monastery of Admont Admont Austria Beauty and the Beast Library

Räume und ihre Bücher

Beautiful Architectural Book Store: Livraria Lello e Irmão, Oporto, Portugal. Considered: - one of 10 Amazing Staircases Around the Globe by Cool Places - one of the World's Coolest Staircases by Travel + Leisure (March


the house shelters daydreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. I want to have one of those in my house!

Admont Benedictine Monastery Library - Admont, Austria.   Inspiration for the Beauty & the Beast library? I think so.

The library – the largest monastic library in the world – at Admont Benedictine Monastery in Austria. The library hall, built in 1776 and designed by architect Joseph Hüber,

Most expensive house in New York City: $161 million mansion on the Upper East Side in Manhattan

Amazing library in a 15 million dollar home. One of my dreams is to have a two story library.

There are many famous people's libraries I would like to have, but this one probably takes the cake.  And the pie.  And the petit fours.  Pretty much all desserts ever.

Libraries of the Rich and Famous: Part Three

George Lucas’s library at Skywalker Ranch, a company retreat in Marin County, California. I already loved George Lucas for his movies, now I love his library too