Thursday, October 11, 2012
Nicknamed “Book Mountain” by its designers at Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, the new 100,000 square foot public library in Spijkenisse, Netherlands is an 85 foot tall glass pyramid housing a spiraling arrangement of bookcases within. Visitors to the library can peruse more than 10,000 feet of shelves and enjoy a bit of reading at a café at the top of the pyramid.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
In honor of the 30th annual commemoration of Banned Books Week, some bookish types at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania descended on a library in a flash mob that had participants reading aloud from 30 books that had been banned throughout American history.