I don’t know about you, but if there’s one thing in this world I love more than any­thing, it might be libraries.

There’s some­thing so appeal­ing about all of the books in a library- and you can try them with­out buy­ing them. May­be you want to learn about knit­ting, or gar­den­ing, or hav­ing a dog, or cook­ing, or or or or or any­thing real­ly.

Not to men­tion how appeal­ing and sooth­ing the inte­ri­or of a library can be. Library porn is prob­a­bly my most time con­sum­ing hob­by. I like to vis­it the libraries of cities I’m vis­it­ing because I’m THAT INTO LIBRARIES. There are so many beau­ti­ful libraries in the world, it makes me wish Beast would swoop in and kid­nap some­one I love just so I can get a beau­ti­ful library out of the deal. I may have a prob­lem.

Any­who. Libraries rock. Not only do they offer books, but you can check out music, DVDs, books on tape, mag­a­zi­nes, and if you’re lucky your library has a Crazy Mocha in it. CLP Main rocks my socks!

CLP Main

CLP Main InteriorI feel like I’ve said all I want­ed to say about libraries, so here are some of the most beau­teous ones I could find to look at.

Reading Room Sorbonne

The Read­ing Room at La Sor­bon­ne. Paris, France.

Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Roy­al Por­tugue­se Read­ing Room. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Vatican Library. Vatican City

Vat­i­can Library. Vat­i­can City

George Peabody Library at Johns Hopkins University. Baltimore, Maryland

George Peabody Library at Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­si­ty. Bal­ti­more, Mary­land

Image: Main reading room of New York Public Library

Main Read­ing Room of New York Pub­lic Library. New York CIty, New York

Harper Memorial Library at University of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois

Harper Memo­ri­al Library at Uni­ver­si­ty of Chicago. Chicago, Illi­nois

Thompson Memorial Library (interior), Vassar College

Thomp­son Memo­ri­al Library, Vas­sar Col­lege. Pough­keep­sie, New York

So, what do you think?