Libraries are excellent places to escape from the world, pick up a book and start reading. There are so many wonderful libraries in the world, Frank Bohbot, is a New York Based French Photographer whom decided to document the beauty of libraries in an ongoing series entitled, House of Books.

He has traveled to spectacular cities like Paris, Rome, and Boston and takes breathtaking photographs and visual records of the array of knowledge and learning that libraries have given us over the past thousands of years.

These 10 Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World are some of the most historical libraries of our time, they hold world house artifacts and some breathtaking architectural and interior elements which date back 100’s of years. As you will see in the photography below, there are endless shelves which run along the decorated walls and arching ceilings, making for stunning symmetrical scenes. The rows of desks, chairs, and lamps allow for readers to sit in pleasant surroundings reading their rich books from the past.


Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris)

Biblioteca Angelica (Rome)

Biblioteca Vallicelliana (Rome)

Bibliothèque Mazarine (Paris)

Bibliothèque du Sénat (Paris)

Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne (Paris)

Bibliothèque Mazarine (Paris)

Bibliothèque nationale de France—Le site François-Mitterrand (Paris)

Boston Public Library (Boston)

Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (Paris)