Oct 30, 2013 9:55 AM
Who needs TV when you can stare into the pages of The Library: A World History ($48) and be whisked away to some of the most beautiful places in the world? Written by James W. P. Campbell and photographed by Will Pryce, the beautiful hardcover book is a bibliophile's dream come true. It gives readers access to the insides of over eighty libraries, detailing the history and architecture of each. It's fascinating and stunning, and it will leave you as breathless as Belle must have been the first time she stepped foot into the Beast's library.