These Libraries Are Gorgeous Enough To Turn Anyone Into A Bookworm

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library


Connecticut Weekender

If you’re interested in history, the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University is likely to have something that interests you. One artifact of note which is held there is a copy of the Gutenberg Bible. Beinecke is one of the world’s largest facilities dedicated to collecting rare books and other materials. Designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft, the eye-catching structure was built between 1960 and 1963. Walls are constructed of a unique granite from Vermont that allows a delicate light to filter in from outside, so as not to harm the rare and sensitive books housed there.