“‘It has become more like a cultural space, which is about gathering people, giving people the opportunity to encounter each other…It’s not really about just being a repository of books.’” -architect Enrique Norten in “A Place to Hang Out (Read, Too)”
The Donnell Library Center in New York City is being replaced with a $20 million library that is much smaller and has the digital age in mind.
(the rendering above is from The New York Time's story.)
“A library is like the best person you know - politely quiet but endlessly informative, amazingly knowledgeable but charmingly discreet, open to everyone yet subject to your every whim, and, sadly, flammable if one isn’t careful. Be careful with yours.”—Lemony Snicket
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We couldn’t put it better ourselves.
Billy Parrott, NYPL librarian-genius behind the Mad Men reading list is generating one for Sally’s creepy kid friend Glen Bishop - suggestions?