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A bookworm's paradise: Inside the world's most beautiful libraries from the Vatican to Dublin

Daily Mail Logo Daily Mail | Slide 2 of 14: The photographer, from Florence, Italy, said everything about these grand venues attracts him - from the simple smell of dust, leather and wood to the pleasure of opening an aged book. Pictured here: Real Gabinete Portugues de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was founded in 1837 by a group of 43 Portuguese immigrants and political refugees to promote culture

The photographer, from Florence, Italy, said everything about these grand venues attracts him - from the simple smell of dust, leather and wood to the pleasure of opening an aged book. Pictured here: Real Gabinete Portugues de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was founded in 1837 by a group of 43 Portuguese immigrants and political refugees to promote culture

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