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Cool Bookish Places: Gladstone’s Library

Gladstone's Library in Wales. You can stay on the premises for $75/night. So incredibly awesome!

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Edinburgh Castle. Photographer: Wilson, George Washington. Medium: Photographic print. Date: 1868. | The British Library

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Bodleian library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and in Britain is second in size only to the British Library.

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Europe's oldest book: Ancient Lindisfarne gospel which survived pillaging Vikings and lay in a saint's coffin for centuries

Europe's oldest book: St Cuthbert's gospel (AD698) which survived pillaging Vikings and lay in his coffin for centuries is bought for the nation for £ 9m

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12 essential places in Britain for book lovers

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