French photographer Thibaud Poirier is behind a magnificent series, entitled Librairies, highlighting Europeans libraries. From Roma to Dublin including the Sorbonne in Paris and Berlin, the artist takes us in these reading temples build in several times. He chose to photograph them as empty of readers.

Trinity College Library, Dublin, 1732

Palàcio Nacional de Mafra, Mafra, 1755

El Ateneo, Buenos Aires, 1919

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Salle Labrouste, Paris, 1868

Bibliothèque de l’Hotel de Ville de Paris, Paris, 1890

Biblioteca Casanatense, Rome, 1701

Grimm Zentrum Library, Berlin, 2009

Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, Paris, 1850

Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbra, 1728

Stadtbibliothek, Stuttgart, 2011

Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne, Salle Jacqueline de Romilly, Paris, 1897