Gwen & Kate's Library

Two sisters' reviews of Young Adult and Middle Grade books, inspired by their lovely library.

A Collection of Beautiful & Inspiring Libraries

During our great library construction, Kate and I looked to many photos of stunning libraries for inspiration. Here is a collection of our favorites that some aspects of our library are based off of. I’d also recommend this website for many more photographs of various types of libraries, ranging from modest home libraries to church libraries to hotel, cruise ship and restaurant libraries. All of these pictures are either from Wikipedia or

The largest monastic library in the world, the Admont Benedictine Monastery in Austria.

I love the wall of paintings and the organized shelves in these two libraries, although they are filled with books that are only for decoration, and cannot be thoroughly enjoyed.

Lovely Victorian style library, with nice lighting and cozy seating.

If only my house was big enough for a two-level library with multiple couches, chairs and paintings.

The boldly colored library at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, England.

The Bodleian Library of Oxford University, England, was where the library scenes in the Harry Potter films were shot. I can see Madam Pince right now, creeping through the aisles and snapping at loud students to leave her perfect castle library.

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” – Jorge Luis Borges


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This entry was posted on October 8, 2013 by in Author: Gwen, Library, Photos.
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