Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – Libraries to Visit

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Bookstores/Libraries I’ve Always Wanted to Visit.


1. Library of Congress – This library is actually pretty close to where I live. I hope I have the change to visit while we’re living here.
2. George Peabody Library @ Johns Hopkins University – Another library that is pretty close to where I’m living. The pictures of the one are incredible with it’s five-tier atrium and wrought-iron balconies it was once called “the cathedral of books.” It’s so beautiful that people even get married here.
3. San Diego Central Library – I wanted to visit this library so badly while I lived in San Diego because it’s so beautiful and the architecture is incredible, but doing anything downtown is basically impossible.
4. Boston Public Library – The library in the capital of my home state. I’m not sure how I haven’t visited this one before. It was the first municipal library and is home to almost nine million books.
5. Stephen A. Schwarzman Library (New York Public Library) – Another library that is beautiful inside and out for more than just the fact that it’s a home to books.
6. The Seattle Public Library – I didn’t know this library even existed until I had to look up some for this post but the pictures are amazing and I’d love to see it someday.
7. Trinity College Library – A library in Ireland? Duh. It’s the oldest library in Ireland and is the largest single-chamber library in the world.
8. TU Delft Library – It’s an underground library, how freaking cool is that?
9. Bibliotheca Alexandria – This is the revival of the ancient Royal Library of Alexandria. I want to visit purely for this reason. I would have loved to see the RLOA in its prime.
10. Bodleian Library @ Oxford University – This is where most of the library scenes were filmed in the Harry Potter Movies. I’d kill to visit and get some pictures.

What libraries (or bookstores) do you most want to visit?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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