House of Books

Photo credit: Franck Bohbot

At first glance, these appear to be museums, but they’re actually just libraries from Europe, captured by French photographer Franck Bohbot. He really enjoys reading books, so he decided to travel around the world in search of the most beautiful libraries. Bohbot currently resides in New York City, and started his “House of Books” series there in 2012. So far, he’s captured many stunning libraries, including the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (above), Biblioteca Angelica in Rome and many more. He’s best known for his symmetric compositions and capturing unusual atmospheres. Continue reading to see more.

12. Bibliotheque Nationale de France – Paris, France

11. Biblioteca Angelica – Rome, Italy

10. Bibliotheque Mazarine – Paris, France

9. Bibliotheque Mazarine – Paris, France

8. BNF Site Francois Mitterrand – Paris, France

7. Bibliotheque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne – Paris, France

6. Bibliotheque Sainte Genevieve – Paris, France

5. Bibliotheque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne – Paris, France

4. Biblioteca Vallicelliana – Rome, Italy

3. Bibliotheque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne – Paris, France

2. Bibliotheque du Senat – Paris, France

1. Biblioteca Vallicelliana – Rome, Italy

Bonus – Boston Public Library – Boston, MA, USA

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