Don't judge a book by its cover, they said; the same goes for libraries around the world. Some may come off simple on the outside, but inside tells a beautiful story. From ancient buildings steeped in history, to modern architectural masterpieces, get lost and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of books as you escape reality with 10 beautifully curated libraries across the globe.
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1. The Morgan Library and Museum, United States
Located in the heart of New York City, this landmark includes a library, museums, performance halls, and is home to financier JP Morgan's private book collection. The bronzed bookcases in the library also hold the original manuscripts of Sir Walter Scott and Honoré de Balzac. It is also home to a large collection of prints, drawings, and incunabula of European artists such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Rembrandt to name a few.