There are 144 items filed under repositories of knowledge.

Vatican City, Vatican

Gallery of Maps - Galleria delle Carte Geografiche

Breathtaking and huge 430 year old maps of Italy
07 Nov 2013
Cambridge, England

Scott Polar Research Institute Museum & Library

An extraordinary library and archive dedicated to the history of the Arctic and Antarctic poles
03 Oct 2013
Toronto, Canada

The Monkey's Paw

A book collector's dream, The Monkey's Paw in Toronto has the world's first "Biblio-Mat", a random book vending machine
02 Oct 2013
Leiden, The Netherlands

The Wall Poems of Leiden

The works of poetry's biggest names grace the walls of the city of Leiden, all carefully painted by hand
27 Sep 2013
Pasadena, California

Fenyes Mansion

A repository of Pasadena history
13 Sep 2013
Kilkenny, Ireland

Tullaherin Folk Museum and Round Tower

A collection of housewares from recent Irish history adjoined by a tower from ancient Irish history
03 Sep 2013
Grass Valley, California

Mount Saint Mary's Academy

The oldest continuously operating Catholic school west of the Mississippi
27 Aug 2013
New Castle, Indiana

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum

Indiana's shrine to the sport that has become a hallmark of their culture
21 Aug 2013
New York, New York

City Hall Library

An accidentally hidden library containing the ephemeral history of New York
19 Aug 2013
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Center for PostNatural History

Mutant vegetables, transgenic mosquitos, and atomic rodents span the walls of this one-of-a-kind museum
15 Jul 2013
Stanford, California

Dymaxion Chronofile

An archive of nearly every day of Buckminster Fuller's life
12 Jul 2013
Brooklyn, New York

Pioneer Works

An unconventional space for art and science housed in a massive old warehouse
29 Jun 2013
Berkeley, California

Moe's Books

A shape-shifting buy-sell-trade bookstore, born to Beatnik Era spirit
07 Jun 2013
Haverhill, Massachusetts

Bradford College

A defunct all-girls college which may be the resting place of H.P. Lovecraft's real-life Necronomicon
04 Jun 2013
Golden, Colorado

American Alpine Club Library

"All Mountains - All The Time"
29 May 2013
Giudecca, Italy

San Servolo Insane Asylum Museum

Or why "Are you from San Servolo?" is not a polite question
24 May 2013
Oberursel, Germany

Lutheran School of Theology - Lutherische Theologische Hochschule

Germany's tiniest institution of education
23 Apr 2013
Porto, Portugal

Livraria Lello

One of the most beautiful bookstores in the world hides an Art Nouveau interior behind a Neo-Gothic facade
22 Apr 2013
Helsinki, Finland

The National Library of Finland

Architecturally stunning library serves as the hub of Finnish scholarly life and culture
16 Apr 2013
Los Angeles, California

The Last Bookstore

This iconic LA bookshop is housed in an abandoned bank -- both symbolic and chic
27 Feb 2013
Rome, Italy

Keats-Shelley Memorial House

Museum dedicated to literary greats of the Romantic Period is also the home in which Keats met his untimely end
19 Feb 2013
Midland, Michigan

Charles W. Howard Santa School

There is an art, a science, and certainly a responsibility to occupying The Big Red Chair, and this is where it's learned
15 Feb 2013
Milan, Italy

Lucrezia Borgia’s Love Letters

"The prettiest love letters in the world" ... or so said Lord Byron
14 Feb 2013
New Haven, Connecticut

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University's home for rare works, including the mysterious Voynich Manuscript
03 Feb 2013
New York, New York

The Grolier Club

The oldest bibliophilia club in North America, with exhibitions on historic books and graphic arts
01 Feb 2013
Faber, Virginia

The Monroe Institute

Take an otherworldly journey in a school dedicated to out-of-body experiences
25 Jan 2013
Reykjavik, Iceland

Álfaskólinn - Elf School

Learn about Iceland's hidden folk at this school dedicated to the study of elves
22 Jan 2013
Salt Lake City, Utah

Salt Lake City Public Library

Visitors to this library are in for a real-world education in modernist architecture
10 Jan 2013
Grantham, England

The Francis Trigge Chained Library

One of the oldest libraries in England, and one of the last of the great medieval chained collections
10 Jan 2013
Greater London, England

Chained Library at Chelsea Old Church

This small collection of rare books was uniquely locked up for safe keeping
04 Jan 2013
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