Attention fellow bookworms: this list is for you!
Often telling the stories of the past and providing guidance for the future, libraries all over the world hold together communities while providing insight into the spirit and history of a city. These libraries celebrate the artistry of their makers and the treasured collections through dynamic ceiling frescoes, brilliant architecture, and innovative design. From an eco-conscious beauty in Taiwan to a fairy-tale-like Austrian stunner, these magnificent spaces are as remarkable for their design as for the books filling their shelves. Regardless of whether you're an admirer of fine architecture or a self-described bibliophile, these 20 beautiful libraries are sure to make your literary bucket list.