“The ‘Little Free Library’ that recently appeared in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood would seem to have a major design issue: Get more than one person inside, and turning a page suddenly becomes a violent ballet of jousting arms and elbow pokes.
Nautilus, 2015, Katie Hudnall. Plywood, reclaimed wood, wood, fasteners & hardware, plexiglass, paint, ink, dye, lacquer, wax with two ink on paper drawings framed in wood by the artist.Nine Artist-Designed Miniature Book Sharing Libraries Appear in Indianapolis
The bookyard: outdoor public library for Track: a contemporary city conversation. Visitors are encouraged to leave a donation in exchange for a book from the collection. Raising money for the public libraries of Ghent. From
Currently awaiting funding on the GOOD Maker website is a “guerilla installation and pop-up library” project called SPREAD. Created out of frustration due to the recent slew of public library and school budget cuts, the tiny library will be installed throughout low income Brooklyn neighborhoods that have difficulty accessing reading materials. The pop-up book depots will be made from biodegradable cardboard and are designed to attach to fences and signposts.
Peter Thuvander and Martin Hedenström of Swedish design group Muungano have won the Swedish Library Bus of the Year award for this library bus. The library bus, designed for the town of Kiruna, won the award from the Swedish Librarian Society. The bus incorporates a library, small cinema, computer games, a sofa for listening to stories.