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Home to leather-bound classics and stylish coffee table books, these spectacular libraries are the ultimate escape for the avid reader.

Home to leather-bound classics and stylish coffee table books, a spectacular library is the ultimate escape for the avid reader. We take a look at seven luxurious homes currently offered for sale around the world that feature their own pristine private libraries and relaxing reading rooms.

The Old Royal House
Sassenheim, South Holland, Netherlands

This historic estate features a large library with beautiful parquet flooring and handcrafted bookcases.
This historic estate features a large library with beautiful parquet flooring and handcrafted bookcases.

Rocklea
New South Wales, Australia

One-of-a-kind penthouse
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Gatewood Estate
San Antonio, Texas, United States

The intimate, rich paneled wood study with fireplace provides the entrance to the main-level master retreat
The intimate, rich paneled wood study with fireplace provides the entrance to the main-level master retreat

Classic Contemporary Estate
Beverly Hills, California, United States

The Lisselan Estate 
West Cork, Ireland