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YA Books Featuring Magical Libraries

Every avid reader knows that books are magic! They transport us from our everyday struggles and send us on amazing adventures. When we return, we're not always the same. 😉 So, what could be more magical than YA books about magical libraries? I've compiled a list for you to enjoy!

An limited-time collection of YA stories featuring books and libraries! Here's a little sneak peek of what's inside these enchanting pages.

  • A fae war is brewing, and only an ancient book has the power to stop it. If only the pages weren't blank!

  • A bookstore set in a steampunk world. The lights are flickering and objects are moving. Could the bookstore really be haunted?

  • A doomed love story set in the last known library. Can two teens preserve what really matters?

  • Two brothers. A wandering library. How far will they be willing to go to access this forbidden knowledge?

  • And many more stories!

Could I really make a list of magical libraries and NOT include the Harry Potter series? Heresy! From the restricted section to its fierce protector, Madam Pince, this library is iconic.

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Well, well, well. If it isn't my latest obsession. Without too many spoilers, books in this fae realm contain dangerous living nightmares, and only special individuals can contain them. This book has a slowburn romance and an underlying mystery that will keep you turning pages.

YA Books with Magical Libraries - Prince of the Doomed City

One of the best known magical library stories in YA!

Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains.

Art by Charlie Bowater. You can see more of her work here:

More Magical Books + Libraries to Fall in Love With

Dark academia, anyone? This one's for you. Magical library included.

One thing any Librarian will tell you: the truth is much stranger than fiction...

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, a shadowy organization that collects important works of fiction from all of the different realities.

Author Rachel Caine rewrites history, creating a dangerous world where the Great Library of Alexandria has survived the test of time....

A library girl with a secret. A dark and fiery prince. When he awakens her magic, there's no going back.

When centuries-old secrets unfold, Echo discovers a magical library full of books- turned-mirrors, and a young man named Hal who is trapped inside of them.

How well do you know your bookish tropes? The library of libraries makes an appearance in this one!

What's your favorite magical library, bookstore, or book? It can be from television, movies, or a book! Tell me in the comments below :)


This article was written by E.V. Everest.

E.V. Everest is a YA fantasy and sci-fi author, best known for her novel Seven Crowns. Check out more of her work by clicking any of the book covers below.


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