Sheltered place of potential

Interesting concept.  On the streets of New York City, architect John Locke (not the English philosopher) has re-purposed phone booths into communal libraries or book drops, installing bookshelves within the structures filled with books for residents to take, borrow, or exchange.

According to Locke:

As a book lover, books are something I enjoy sharing with friends or neighbors, the question was just to find the right delivery method, and once I looked at how the kiosks are structured, it seemed pretty simple to attach a shelving system to create a mini community library, and try to make a sheltered place of potential, somewhere to come together and share a good book with your neighbors.

Via designboom

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. emjayzed
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 21:05:56

    How does the book sharing work? Does it work on the “honesty” system?

    Reply

  2. MadSilence
    Mar 05, 2012 @ 21:19:01

    More conceptual art than practical application, Locke apparently shares our love of books & libraries

    Reply

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