It would be interesting to know how close the newish downtown Minneapolis library came to making this compendium of the world's 25 most beautiful public libraries.

Perhaps a bigger question is how feasible it is to actually be able to focus on reading or research in a space such as the one below, in Paris. (Only three of the 25 are from the U.S. of A., by the way.)

 

 

 

 

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