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The National Library of China, Beijing, China.
Quiet Please...Stunning photographs illustrate the world's greatest libraries from a time before kindle.
The incredible images document spectacular literary institutions from around the globe dating from modern times back to the 15th century.
Academic Dr James Campbell of Cambridge University has visited more than 80 libraries in 20 countries for a new book titled The Library, the first complete history of library buildings ever to be written.
The fabulous photographs illustrate the wealth people were prepared to lavish on libraries in a world where knowledge really was power.