These Libraries Are Gorgeous Enough To Turn Anyone Into A Bookworm

National Library Of Sweden



Sweden’s National Library is situated in Humlegården in Stockholm. As with other national libraries, the facility collects all Swedish items in print or audio-visual format. It maintains more than 18 million artifacts, along with 7 million hours of recorded material and an extensive collection of Russian literature. Sixty-two rare and valuable books were stolen from the library in 2004 and are, shockingly, thought to have been stolen by a senior librarian working there. A few of these volumes have been recovered but many others are still missing. The Swedish National library is open to the public.