11 unbelievably gorgeous libraries

11 Libraries So Astounding You'll Leave Your E-Reader at Home

If you spend any time on Pinterest, you probably know that some libraries are so beautiful they make you want to leave your e-reader at home.

Just in time for National Library Week (April 12-18), Veranda has rounded up 11 of the world's most incredible libraries. The list includes the Baroque-style Admont Abbey library in Austria, which is considered the largest monastic library in the world, as well as the modern TEA Tenerife Arts Space in Spain and the hanging Jose Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City.

Think there's something missing from the list? Add your favorite library in the comments!

Check out the slideshow below for 11 awe-inspiring libraries

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11 unbelievably gorgeous libraries

Admont Library
Admont, Austria

(Photo credit Samuel Kubani, AFP/Getty Images)

Philological Library
Free University of Berlin, Germany

(Photo credit Axel Schmidt, AFP/Getty Images)

Liyuan Library
Jiaojiehe, Beijing, China

(Photo credit Gu Xiaoguang, Getty Images)

John a Lasco Library
Emden, Germany

(Photo credit Matthias SüßenCC via Wikimedia Commons)

Stuttgart City Library
Stuttgart, Germany

(Photo via Shutterstock)

TEA Tenerife Arts Space
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

(Photo credit Jeffrey Blackler, Alamy)

Book Mountain
Spijkenisse, Netherlands

(Photo credit William Veerbeek, Flickr)

Vennesla Library and Culture House
Vennesla, Norway

(Photo by View Pictures/UIG via Getty Images)

The Black Diamond, Royal Library of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

(Photo by myLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Abbey Library of St. Gall
St. Gallen, Switzerland

(Photo via Shutterstock)

Jose Vasconcelos Library
Mexico City, Mexico

(Photo by View Pictures/UIG via Getty Images)


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