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The Most Beautiful Libraries of the World


By Guillaume de Laubier and Jacques Bosser.

Thames & Hudson, 2003. 248pp. £39.95 Though there is no room for Labrouste's BibliothÞque Nationale in Paris or Asplund's Stockholm Library, this beautifully produced pic - ture book presents some magnificent interiors, including the National Library of Austria (pictured ), Trinity College Dublin and the Bodleian. There is shelf upon shelf of tooled leather and not a computer in sight.

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