12/29/2014 03:31 pm ET Updated Dec 31, 2014

Gorgeous Photos of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Franck Bohbot

Photographer and literary enthusiast Franck Bohbot captures the beauty of libraries in his photographs as he tours the world.

Bohbot, a French photographer currently living in New York, released the photographs of libraries in several cities including Paris and Rome as a part of his 2012 project “House of Books.” According to Bohbot, this is an ongoing project to record the libraries of the world.

Several awe-inspiring photos from this collection are below.

(h/t boredpanda)

The World's Most Beautiful Libraries

This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post Korea and was translated into English.