THE BIBLIOTHÈQUE SAINTE-GENEVIÈVE IN PARIS, FRANCE. "Completed in it is a magical jewel box of a building," Jared Banks says. "The gray stone classical exterior hides a cavernous light-filled reading room composed of two wrought iron barrel vaults.
Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (known in English as the Royal Portuguese Reading Room or the Royal Cabinet), a library in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Constructed from 1880 to 1887 under the direction of architect Rafael da Silva e Castro.
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Malatesta Library, Cesena, Italy -the oldest intact public library in the world, built in the century. 341 hand-printed codices secured with their original iron chains/ items, including 287 incunabula and century editions