Up until the digital revolution, a mere decade or so ago, books were (and at times, still are) the gateway to knowledge. As such, they were respected and revered. Libraries, as the holders of knowledge, were some of the most important structures in any city. That is why some of them are breathtakingly beautiful, built with love for the knowledge they guard and give to their visitors.
This photo series brings you some of the most beautiful libraries in the world.