State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

Once upon a chilly Sunday morning, the call of a million books drew me out of bed to the State Library of Victoria. The middle of autumn is my favourite time in Melbourne, crisp air fills your lungs, the parks are a glittering shade of gold, the aroma of freshly ground coffee floats through the air, and an abundance of pink camellias are in full bloom.

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Rijksmuseum Library, Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Library, Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is home to over 8,000 pieces of priceless art, including the masterpieces of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Steen… but did you know about the secret library? Well, it’s not really a secret, but there is a magnificent art history library inside that the museum is easy to miss, unless you know where to look!

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State Library of South Australia

State Library of South Australia

Who knew that the pretty South Australian city of Adelaide was hiding such a gorgeous library? I had no idea, and what a very special discovery it was. I just happened to be perusing one of those Top 20 Most Beautiful Libraries articles and the State Library of South Australia was there on the list.

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