We won't all get to visit the most beautiful libraries, but thanks to photographer Will Pryce and architectural historian James Campbell we can all get a taste of what they look like.
The pair have spent the last few years photographing and studying over 80 libraries all over the world. Their book The Library: A World History shows the evolution of the library and features libraries from Trinity Hall in Cambridge to Utrecht University Library in the Netherlands. Here are a few of their breathtaking photos.
(Above: Queen's College, Cambridge)
Check out more photos and information over at The Atlantic.