Monday, January 11, 2016

Improbable Libraries - by Alex Johnson

The subtitle of this book is "A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries". It is indeed a visually stunning book with some fabulous photography of a variety of different kinds of libraries including some that I have blogged about before:

Little Free Libraries

I learned about libraries in airports, metro stations, and hotels. In addition to the horse-drawn carriage and the donkey-transported libraries (referenced above) I found out about a library carried by a camel (The Mongolian Children's Mobile Library) and that Boom-Boom the elephant brings books to children in rural villages in Laos (I also learned that "boom" means "book" in Lao).

A quick read with lovely pictures, this is a treat for those of us who are passionate about books and libraries.

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