There is something so romantic about libraries. It reminds me of romances through the book shelves, greeting people while walking the long aisles, sweet smell of paper, an irresistible want to touch vintage book covers, stumbling upon the first edition of your favourite book, exchanging long forgotten smiles, and sharing the love of books with people around. Apart from being a physical container of knowledge and literary musings from around the world, there are some libraries which are designed to stun you with their architectural finesse. At times, t here are obvious parallels between an author and an architect - both strive for greatness, with the objective of producing works that will stand the test of time.

We bring to you a list of the most spectacular libraries from around the world.

1. The Clementenum, Prague, Czech Republic

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2. The Main Reading Room, Library of Congress, Washington D.C

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3. Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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4. Old Library, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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5. The Iowa State Law Library, Iowa, USA

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6. The Admont Library, Admont, Austria

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7. George Peabody Library, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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8. Melk Monastery Library, Austria

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9. Jay Walker's Private Library, USA

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10. Morgan Library, USA

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11. The Gothic Study in Hearst Castle, California, USA

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12. The Royal Danish Library, Denmark

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13. New York City Public Library, USA

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14. Bibliotheque National De France, Paris, France

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15. Bibliothèque Mazarine, Paris, France

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16. Library of Parliament, Ottawa, Canada

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17. Stockholm Public Library, Sweden

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18. Austrian National Library, Austria

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19. Handeligenkamer Tweede Kamer De Statan, Netherland

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20. El Escorial, Madrid, Spain

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21. Sky Walker Ranch, USA

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22. Mortlock Wing of the State Library, South Australia

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23. Tripitaka Koreana, Korea

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24. State Library of New South Wales, Australia

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25. Palafoxiana Library, Mexico

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26. The Tianyi Pavilion Library, China

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27. John Rylands Library, Manchester

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28. The Oberlausitzische Library Of Science, Gorlitz, Germany

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29. Vennesla Library, Vennesla, Norway

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30. The City Libary, Stuttgart, Germany

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31. St. Florian Monastery, Austria

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32. St. John's College Library, Cambridge, UK

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33. National Library Of China, Beijing, China

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34. Harper Library, USA

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35. Biblioteca Real Gabinete Portugues De Leitura, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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36. Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra, Portugal

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37. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, Connecticut, USA

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It is impossible to not get smitten by these marvels. If only they were closer to home! Sigh!