10 Libraries We’d Love To Get Lost In

WAY better than Belle’s library from Beauty and the Beast.

Winter is the perfect time to get lost in the stacks at your local library. There’s no better scenery than towering piles of books, but sometimes you get bored with the same old view. Here are the libraries that are giving us a serious case of bookshelf envy:

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You wish you could trade in your flimsy IKEA bookshelf for this.



This enviable library—um, we spot four different ladders—belongs to fashion maven Diane von Furstenberg. 


(Tales of Endearment)

This open, airy space will make your book club jealous.


French doors add a unique touch to your reading space.


(The Fuller View)

The 540-square-foot interior of this “tiny house” in Oregon still has plenty of room for books.


(Lincoln Barbour)

This gorgeous site is George Lucas’ library! Yep, Lucasfilm Research Library is located at the filmmaker’s home, Skywalker Ranch, and serves as a research library for all things Hollywood.

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(I Love Libraries)

With bookshelves like these—and polka-dotted furniture?!—we’d never leave.


(Bostonian Revolution)

The natural light and cozy chairs make this the perfect spot for bookworms.


(Classicly Amber)

Three levels mean more space to store your ever-growing TBR pile.


(Bookshelf Porn)

Images: wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock.com, Stokkete/Shutterstock.com.

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About Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Senior Editor of Read It Forward. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.

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