Incredible Reading Rooms Around the World

We love libraries, have a soft spot for bookmobiles, can’t get enough of bookstores, and we really enjoy bars we can read in. We’re always in search of cozy, beautiful places to curl up with a good book, so when we saw that New York’s modern furniture company Vitsoe was opening a pop-up reading room in their downtown store, we went searching for other unique reading rooms around the world. Comfort, intimacy, atmosphere, and a great view play a big part in the design of these bookish spaces. See more in our gallery, and tell us about your favorites.



For three days Vitsoe created a pop-up reading room where visitors settled in with books, coffee, and beautifully designed chairs. Dashwood Books handpicked several titles for people to enjoy, including work by Robert Mapplethorpe, Ari Marcopoulous, and Walter Pfeiffer. The company is currently celebrating the re-engineering of their 620 Chair Program — originally designed by Dieter Rams in 1962. We love that street view.