Real Gabinete Português de Leitura – Rio de Janeiro (aka the Royal Portuguese Reading Room). This library has the largest and most valuable collection of Portuguese authors outside Portugal. Constructed between 1880 and 1887, this library contains more than 350,000 volumes, is fully computerized, and offers rare books from the XVI, XVII and XVIII Centuries. The library receives a copy of each work published in the country.
Library’s website: http://www.realgabinete.com.br/portalWeb/
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