Category Archives: Libraries

Virtual History

On his death in 1837, English architect and avid collector Sir John Soane bequeathed his stately London mansion and personal museum and library to the nation, with the stipulation that it would be preserved intact. He also required that the … Continue reading

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Floating Libraries (Nordic Edition)

For the last 12 years, Svein Ivar Vinnes has been sailing his floating library through Norway’s fjordland. Focusing mainly on children’s books, the Epsos visits at least three small communities each day. Along with books, librarians, and reading specialists,the flytande bibliotek also offers story … Continue reading

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Book Boat

Last year, Indonesian journalist and filmmaker Muhammad Ridwan Alimuddina decided to to quit the rat race and make a major life change. Inspired by his love of books and a heartfelt commitment to literacy, he built his own traveling catamaran … Continue reading

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Speed Reading

Even if you have never visited the New York Public Library’s famed Rose Reading Room, its likely that you have seen it in films or on travel shows. The stunning Beaux-Arts hall just reopened following a two year restoration project. … Continue reading

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Dispensing Culture

Distriboto is a brilliant project in Montreal that re-purposes old cigarette vending machines to dispense comic books, zines, poetry, stories, mini-CDs, pins,and assorted original artworks. Collaborating with more than 1,000 local artists and writers, the project loads old vending machines with … Continue reading

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Without Libraries What Are We

Montreal-based Instagramer Olivier Martel Savoie has been traveling the world for the last two years visiting libraries and taking terrific photos with just his trusty iPhone. His series #olive_libraries covers beautiful institutions from Budapest to Boston. “Without libraries what have … Continue reading

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When In Doubt

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Best Library Of The Year

One look at at Dokk1 in Århus, Denmark and you can see why it has been named the best new library of the year by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions. The enormous waterfront library is a perfect example … Continue reading

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You Are What You Read

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Curiosity Feeds Imagination

New work in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg by the amazing French artist known as Mantra.

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