Pop-Up Libraries Popping Up
I loved Robin Coyle’s post a couple of weeks ago about Cozy Bookstores. It made me reminisce for the future (is that possible?), when e-books become ubiquitous and bookstores disappear. Maybe we’ll see pop-up libraries, like the ones highlighted in this article from Inhabitat. The “buildings” are unconventional, like an old phone booth or a bus. And they’re places where book browsers can take a book as long as leave another one behind. The fact that people are interested in developing pop-up libraries in the first place gives me hope that e-books won’t obliterate libraries.
Photo: Tower of Babel by Argentinian artist Marta Minujin