15 Stunning Home Libraries Across America

For someone who loves books, regular shelving won't do--a library is needed to show off the goods. Bibliophiles, these libraries will stop your heart.

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Who said libraries have to be dark and dreary? Light spills into this Los Angeles gem.
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Green walls add a splash of color to this classy book room in Atlanta, and the beamed ceilings open the room to give it an extraordinary feel.
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This New York City library has a wood burning fireplace and two terraces plus a Juliette balcony.
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This paneled library in Atlanta is a cozy space to work, read, and unwind.
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In Arizona, this circular library has unique features like ornate flooring, a beautiful chandelier, and curved bookshelves that are capable of enveloping you in your books.
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This library in Arizona is warmed by blonde wood and a wood-burning fireplace.
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This English library in Maryland has two stories, connected by a tightly wound spiral staircase, in the event your book collection requires more than one floor.
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Packed with books, this Carpinteria, CA library could feel a bit claustrophobic for some, but for a hardcore book nerd, this room would be a comforting retreat.
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A wall full of books in this Weatherbee Plantation Estate in Mississippi.
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And now for perhaps the most impressive library yet, this one features hand-carved woodwork and a staircase leading to a second story wrap-around balcony and bookshelves. What's more impressive is that William Randolph Hearst read here when he called it his Beverly Hills home.
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An impressive Los Feliz Mediterranean Revival library has dark rich mahogany walls.
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Even New York City apartments can offer stunning libraries, like this roomy one with lounge area and space to spare.
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The library in this San Francisco Italianate mansion has a high-arcing ceiling which makes the space feel more spacious.
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This dark wood-paneled library in an East Hampton home would look more alive brimming with books, but it's impressive nonetheless.
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In this Alexandria, Virginia library, books are safe and sound behind detailed glass paneling.
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