Wednesday, December 23, 2015

It's Not The Library, Just The Garage ... But It's Pretty Fantastic

Here in Smallville, we have a, well, small library; it’s a new building, but it’s located next to the old library, at the top, which now holds the Museum and Archives for our town, the Oldest Inland City in South Carolina, thankyouverymuch.

But, I'd move to Kansas City just to go to their library ... though this is just the garage …

It’s called the Community Bookshelf, and is basically a garage covered by a row of what appear to be 25-foot-tall books from some of the most noteworthy authors in literary history.

The Library asked the public for input on which books would be featured in the bookshelf, deciding on 22 classics, including J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Charles Dickens’s "A Tale of Two Cities," Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and Ray Bradbury's controversial "Fahrenheit 451." The books are constructed out of Mylar and span an entire city block, disguising the staircases within the library's parking structure.

It’s just a garage, but it makes me wanna stop in and get a book, and so that’s a good thing.



4 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

wow! creative folks whoever thought that up!

Michael Dodd said...

As a retired librarian and writer, I love this!

mistress maddie said...

That's amazingly creative! Concept and architectural.

Mitchell is Moving said...

I would love to see that. Truly inspired!