Since we've been talking about books, I wanted to share this:
The World's Most Beautiful Libraries!
I'd also like to point out that my very own favorite local building made the list - Vancouver's Central Branch.
The Book Wurrm
I have spent many hours in that library - it is indeed incredible inside and out. Many of the other libraries on the list are phenomenally gorgeous as well. I might have to add a few of these cities to my must-travel list.