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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.
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.”
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.
Book Booth In February 2012, architect John Locke created a mini library out of a booth on New York City's Upper West Side.
Ancient, St. Johns College Library, Cambridge, England, I can't even imagine how many cool books are in there! I'd be lost to the world!
Library of Coimbra University, Coimbra, Portugal... I'm changing my trip just so I can see this place
Westbury-sub-Medip's new 24 hour phone book library in the south of England. After their mobile library disappeared, this town recycled their phone book into one of the country's smallest libraries.
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Barter Books, secondhand bookshop in Alnwick Station, Northumberland, England. #libraryporn
Gothic and dark. I kind of absolutely HAVE to have this in my house someday. With maybe some heavy velvet curtains and some leather clubchairs and a few dogs in front of the fireplace.
I want a dusty room full of old books in my house, where my grandkids can go on crazy imaginary adventures and make favorite memories. That's all.
Baroque Library hall in Klementinum (The Clementinum) Library (Astronomickou věž Klementina), Prague, Czech Republic.
Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland, so awesome and looks like Belle's library!
DIfferent adaptations of wartime posters to protest aggressive library closures in the UK.
So true... and just for clarification Libraries are NOT the place to get kindling when the times are tight!
Beautiful, beautiful books!