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10 Incredible European Libraries Every Booklover Should Visit

“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.

Stuttgart City Library

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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.

Mafra Palace Library