“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.” – Augustine of Hippo
1. Stuttgart City Library
Location: Stuttgart, Germany.
Characterized by its cube shape and clinical white interior, this great crystalline building stands a whopping 9-storeys high over the German city of Stuttgart.
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2. Mafra Palace Library
Location: Mafra, Portugal.
Situated inside the Mafra National Palace, the library is open to scholars, researchers, historians and members of the public by appointment. Unsurprisingly, many rare works furnish its shelves.