- 10:43 am - Mon, Dec 20, 2010
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Repurposed newspaper stand bookshelf.
(via Poetic Home)
Love this — it’s part of Reading in Public’s work, a group based in San Luis Obispo, California, that encourages the art of reading.
About Reading in Public:
Reading In Public (RIP!) was formed to celebrate the written word by way of community performance in public spaces. The project began as a response to the shifting landscape in publishing, and the realization that more and more of us are writing in public, as bloggers and tweeters, for instance. Similarly, we sought to broadcast words in public, through the simple act of contemplative reading on a noisy street corner, or as performance, with readers directly engaging onlookers.
About the book rack:
Library! is an abandoned newspaper rack, repurposed into an informal traveling book and culture exchange within the city of San Luis Obispo, a venue for creative readers who care that reading not become a lost art.
Readers of all ages will be able to find books, magazines, sketchbooks, or an actual piece of book art, and borrowers are encouraged to leave an item for lending. Each piece will have a library card documenting its travels. When a reader checks a piece out, they’re asked to sign the card and leave those in a box located on top of the rack. We welcome creative annotation to all the art pieces, and we encourage personal notes in the books left by readers.
Related: Unconsumption post about a used book exchange/swap housed in a repurposed phone booth.