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6 real-life libraries Harry Potter would love

6 real-life libraries Harry Potter would love

Libraries are magical places. They offer the light of knowledge (Lumos), unlock myriad mysteries (Alohomora) and would be a perfect place to use the ever-useful Accio charm. Just think of how many book you could summon with a single command.

While you might never get to visit the real Hogwarts and peruse the many shelves in its library, it turns out there are plenty of places in the Muggle world where you could live out your bookish wizarding fantasies. Here are a few of my favorites:

Harper Reading Room, University of Chicago, Chicago

Harper Reading Room, University of Chicago

Long Room, Trinity College, Dublin

Long Room, Trinity College, Dublin

 Mortlock Library, Adelaide, South Australia

Mortlock Library, Adelaide, South Australia

 The Morgan Library, New York

The Morgan Library, New York

 New York Public Library, New York

New York Public Library, New York

The library at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The library at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Book pairing: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" & butterscotch rice crispy squares

Book pairing: "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" & butterscotch rice crispy squares

How to read "Cursed Child" (or any play, for that matter)

How to read "Cursed Child" (or any play, for that matter)