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  • Becenstein

    Architect John Locke is doing to the phone booths of New York what every self-respecting bookworm has silently wished for since cell phones became ubiquitous and books became redundant. Almost! As part of his Department of Urban Betterment project, he has been converting normally grimy, grotty phonebooths in the city into useful resources for the bookish subway trawling population.

  • Sara Rich

    New York architect John Locke recently launched a project to repurpose phone booths into pop-up communal libraries. The project, DUB 00, turns antiquated phone booths into bookshelves that allow visitors to take, borrow, or exchange books. Using a single piece of plywood, the bookshelf hangs securely to the interior of the booth without altering the original positions of the pay phone and signs. The phone booth libraries, are part of Locke’s “Urban Betterment Project.”

  • Anne Crawford

    Architect John Locke built bookshelves to incorporate into NYC phone booths, redefining the use for phone booths in a cell phone age. The bookshelves invite people to take a book for free, or leave one for others to find. This is perhaps the most public a “public library” could possibly be.

  • ~._*G*_.~

    Book Booth In February 2012, architect John Locke created a mini library out of a booth on New York City's Upper West Side.

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