I know many of my readers here own a lot of books (as do I), but how many of you could fit a library of 6000? If so, here’s the perfect library for you:



This spiral staircase is part of a project to convert the former home of Portuguese poet Antero de Quental into a library center. The staircase spirals up through two storeys and into a tower, with shelves back-lit through translucent plexiglass.

For more pictures of these bookshelves check out dezeen.com.