we still like books

As you may or may not have noticed, we like books.  There are just so many lovely things to do with books.

PayPhone Libraries

If you have ever been to New York City then you’ve probably wondered what on earth all the pay phones are for. We’ve never used one and we’ve often seen some pretty sad looking booths. 😦 

John Locke, a Columbia architecture grad, noticed the space pay phones were taking up and decided to convert them into mini-libraries. We completely approve.

Read his interview in the Atlantic where he talks about his inspiration, books and how people have responded to these “guerrilla libraries”.

Tom Bendsten

We just posted about another artist who uses books as a medium but we recently found another one and there are dozens more of them, we’re sure. Tom Bendsten takes thousands of books, literally, and builds fort like structures out of them. The pictures are really poor quality, but you can still see how amazing these are.

Front desk of books

After a fire in the Architecture library at Delft University of Technology in 2009, they rebuilt their front desk with old books!

Mumford and Sons play “The Cave” as part of their Bookshop Sessions. Perfect.

In descending order, all photo credit to John Locke, Tom Bendsten and Ellen Forsyth.


About nosurefooting

Two Sarah Lawrence grads armed with their cameras, who have a penchant for making things pretty, following their eyes, following their hearts, even if they aren't always standing on their own two feet.
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4 Responses to we still like books

  1. sue says:

    yesss…, “having all the answers is the kiss of death”.

  2. i love everything about this.

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