|The Escorial Library, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain|
This is only one of the many exquisite photographs of libraries from around the world in a recently published coffee-table book entitled The Library: A World History by James W. P. Campbell and Will Pryce, from University of Chicago Press.
Campbell, from Cambridge University, provides the extensive history of library buildings, each accompanied by Pryce's amazing photographs. But, the book ain't cheap: the hardcover retails for $75.00 and Amazon has it listed for $50.03. But don't let that dissuade you...
Courtesy of CNN.com, you can take a sneak peek at 15 of these awe-inspiring photographs.
(via Hacker News)