favorite libraries

When my husband and I travel, we’re often drawn to old libraries. He may not read as much or as often as I do, but we both love old books and the magnificent buildings that house them.

 

Consider these blog entries a travelogue of sorts, with photos of — and suggestions for — a few gorgeous old buildings (and some cozy bookstores) that you may want to visit if you find yourself in these cities.

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