Thierry W. Despont said of the library he created in a Georgian Revival house, also of his making, in Toronto, Canada. The library’s baronial design, a riff on the domed hall of Palladio’s Villa Capra.
I would camp out in this library. Aren't the shelves of books just breathtaking? - Chetham Library, Manchester, England, is the oldest Library in the English speaking world founded in 1653 by Humphrey Chetham to 'Cure poverty by curing ignorance'
Rows of matching Billy bookcases from Ikea work well here. Consider that the books and accessories offer the pop while the bookcases provide the background. (contemporary living room by Smith & Vansant Architects PC)