Gorgeous Photos of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Photographer and literary enthusiast Franck Bohbot captures the beauty of libraries in his photographs as he tours the world.

Bohbot, a French photographer currently living in New York, released the photographs of libraries in several cities including Paris and Rome as a part of his 2012 project “House of Books.” According to Bohbot, this is an ongoing project to record the libraries of the world.

Several awe-inspiring photos from this collection are below.

Paris – France National Library (Bibliothèque Nationale de France)
Paris – Mazarine Library (Bibliothèque Mazarine)
Rome – Angelica Library (Biblioteca Angelica)
Boston – Boston Public Library (Boston Public Library)
Paris – Mazarine Library (Bibliothèque Mazarine)
Paris - François Mitterrand National Library (BNF Site François Mitterrand)
Paris - Sainte Geneviève Library (Bibliothèque Sainte Geneviève)
Paris – Sorbonne University Library (Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne)
Paris – Sorbonne University Library (Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne)
Rome – Vallicelliana Library (Biblioteca Vallicelliana)
Paris – Sénat Library (Bibliothèque du Sénat)
Paris – Sorbonne University Library (Bibliothèque Interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne)
Rome – Vallicelliana Library(Biblioteca Vallicelliana)

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post Korea and was translated into English.