It’s World Book Day! A day when bookworms celebrate the magic of the written word. A day when libraries and book shops are a bit (or a lot) more crowded. A day when it should be required to take at least an hour out of your day to escape into a fantasy world fabricated by J.K. Rowling or Patrick Rothfuss.

But if you need a little nudge to take a couple of hours out of your day and go visit a local book shop or library, we’ve put together a collection of 45 photos that’ll get the word lovers squirming in their seats, anxious to get home and pick up the latest tome on their to-read list.

From ancient libraries so massive they boggle the mind, to cozy book stores and solitary readers, we hope you enjoy this World Book Day collection!