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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Among The Oldest Libraries

The Oldest Libraries Around the World

A selection of beautiful places to start your day

Alison Nastasi | April 24, 2016

It’s no secret around here that we’re a little bit obsessed with libraries — their collections, stunning designs, and sometimes playful interiors. After reading news this week about the restoration of Morocco’s Al Qarawiyyin Library, featured below, we knew it was time to take a trip around the world to highlight some of the oldest libraries in existence — repositories of ancient art and architecture, history, and prized books. Here are ten of our favorites.

The al-Qarawiyyin Library in Fez, oldest library in Africa, founded in 859, "The library’s main reading room. The original room was too dim to read in, so a new lighting system with a central chandelier has been installed." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Restoring the world’s oldest library. March 1, 2016) and (Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the OLDEST of them all…? October 2013)

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