Stunning Photographs Of The Old Cincinnati Library Before Being Demolished, 1874-1955

One of the large cast-iron book alcoves that lined the Main Hall.
Stunning Photographs Of The Old Cincinnati Library Before Being Demolished, 1874-1955
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

Built in 1874 on the site reserved for an opera house, the Old Cincinnati Library was a thing of wonder. With five levels of cast iron shelving, a fabulous foyer, checker board marble floors and an atrium lit by a skylight ceiling, the place was breathtaking. Unfortunately that magnificent maze of books is now lost forever. Continue reading »

That’s How Bored Bookstore Employees Entertain Themselves

That’s How Bored Bookstore Employees Entertain Themselves

If you ever decide to visit Bordeaux, France make sure you visit this Instagram-famous bookstore Librairie Mollat that is well-known for its ongoing photo series called Book Face. Its employees have found an activity that brightens the day for them and their customers. Continue reading »

Librarian Transforms 110-Year-Old Tree Into Jaw-Dropping Little Free Library

Librarian Transforms 110-Year-Old Tree Into Jaw-Dropping Little Free Library

Talk about a “giving tree”! When a 110-year-old cottonwood tree in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, needed to be removed, Sharalee Armitage Howard—a librarian, artist, and former bookbinder—transformed it into an amazing Little Free Library. Now, instead of providing shade, the tree will share books. Continue reading »

Hilarious Questions Posed To The New York Public Library Pre-Internet

Hilarious Questions Posed To The New York Public Library Pre-Internet

Now that we have the internet, we have access to pretty much all the information we could ever need. Before there was Google, people used their local public library. And not just because libraries are full of books. Librarians were specially trained to help people find information, or to simply answer a question themselves. Featured below are some of the funniest examples. Continue reading »

Book-Loving Guy Turns His Massive Library Into Art Space

Book-Loving Guy Turns His Massive Library Into Art Space

The best books can spark our imagination and in the case of James Trevino, even our creativity. The 24-year-old has made a name for himself by arranging his book collection to depict elaborate literary scenes. Continue reading »

From Game Of Thrones To Harry Potter: Film And TV Library Designs Give Fans Insight Into Iconic Scene

From Game Of Thrones To Harry Potter: Film And TV Library Designs Give Fans Insight Into Iconic Scene

With recent Game of Thrones news suggesting that Samwell Tarly could be the TRUE heir to the Iron Throne, it’s a perfect opportunity to explore where he educated himself: the Citadel. Continue reading »

Photos Of The New Colossal Futuristic Library In China With 1.2 Million Books

Photos Of The New Colossal Futuristic Library In China With 1.2 Million Books
Ossip van Duivenbode

China recently opened a new futuristic library that contains a staggering 1.2 million books. If you enjoy architectural photography, Dutch photographer Ossip van Duivenbode‘s images of the library will be a feast for your eyes. Continue reading »

This Street Library In Bulgaria Encourages People To Read

This Street Library In Bulgaria Encourages People To Read

“Rapana” is the first street library in Varna, Bulgaria created by a team of young architects and designers. Continue reading »

Stuttgart Municipal Library In Photographs By Skander Khlif

Stuttgart Municipal Library In Photographs By Skander Khlif

Skander Khlif is a 34-year-old Tunisian-German engineer and contemporary street and documentary photographer currently based in Munich, Germany. Skander studied High Frequency Technology and human machine interface. Attended the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg and earned his master’s degree in Engineering. Continue reading »

The Magnificent Interior Of The George Peabody Library In Baltimore

The Magnificent Interior Of The George Peabody Library In Baltimore

The George Peabody Library, formerly the Library of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore, dates from the founding of the Peabody Institute in 1857. In that year, George Peabody, a Massachusetts-born philanthropist, dedicated the Peabody Institute to the citizens of Baltimore in appreciation of their “kindness and hospitality.” Continue reading »

Artist Has Turned An Old Ford Falcon Into A Tank-Shaped Traveling Library

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In celebration of world book day on 5th march, 7UP has teamed up with Buenos Aires-based artist Raul Lemesoff in the creation of ‘weapons of mass instruction’, a traveling library that tours Argentina in the shape of a tank. Continue reading »

This “Story Pod” Is A Free-For-All Lending Library Designed For A Public Park

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On the edge of a recently completed civic square for the Canadian town of Newmarket, Ontario, Atelier Kastelic Buffey (AKB) have designed the “Story Pod,” a free community-supported lending library that is open to everyone.
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A Cocoon in a Library

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The city council of Monterrey, Mexico, has commissioned designers from the Anagrama studio designer the adaptation of space in the local library reading room. So architects created a great cozy cocoon from the shelves and books and everyone can sit there comfortably and read a book they want. Continue reading »