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10. Between the covers
New York Public Library, USA
The only thing better than a holiday read is a holiday library. A grand hall lit by massive windows and imposing chandeliers, the Rose Main Reading Room stretches for approximately two city blocks. It’s a required stop for visitors, who can also peek at murals by New York artist Richard Haas in the Periodicals Room. Free one-hour tours of the library are available every day except Sunday.