Why settle for a home office when you can have a whole library? That the thinking behind many a for-sale mansions anyway, which take reading seriously enough to offer huge rooms with shelves upon shelves for books. The ideal space to curl up with your favorite novel, or to get some work done while at home, these libraries offer perhaps the most important residential amenity right now: tranquility (and a little literary escape). Plus, since you own this particular library, you won’t have to worry about returning any books you check out. Below, 10 stunning in-home libraries that you can buy right now.
By Helena Madden
Christie’s International Real Estate