oct 26 2009
The second location of Library! is at Kennedy Library for Science Café on October 27th. Also in attendance: The Reading Chair.
Science Café is an informal speaker series on scientific topics, led by an expert. The series stimulates discussions in the arts and sciences; encourages open, easy-to-understand conversation exploring scientific topics and interdisciplinary interactions.
The topic for Tuesday, Oct. 27th: Is it still a book?
This informal discussion will focus on what makes a book a book. Participants can cozy up and test drive a new Kindle or handle beautiful bound books to compare and contrast this idea.
Cal Poly Graphic Communication professors Lorraine Donegan and Ken Macro, along with Cuesta College Fine Arts Professor David Prochaska will lead the discussion that runs from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, at the 2nd floor Café Lounge.
Please join us. Go visit Library! in the 2nd floor cafe lounge, it will be there all week.
Oct 21 2009
We finally made time to get some decent photos of the chair. For our San Luis Obispo friends, the Reading Chair and Library! will both be at Cal Poly for their Science Cafe series (“Is it still a book?”) on October 27th.
(And if you’d like to see more furniture designed by (the amazing) Chris Allen, please visit his website)
Oct 19 2009
Bookish additions to our little culture exchange.
|| Thank you Julie Frankel and Meryl Perloff ||
And a few more books made their way! (Thank you Bonnie W. for the books about art.)
Library! collections can still be checked out at the Sanitarium in San Luis Obispo for another week or so.
— > http://www.thesanitariumspa.com/
1716 Osos St.
So many little interventions to inspire.
Current location of Library!
Jan. 4-15, 2010: Arts Obispo, SLO Creamery, #165 (10am – 4pm)
Oct. 27: Science Cafe at Cal Poly — “Is it still a book?”
Oct. 12-26: The Sanitarium, 1716 Osos Street in San Luis Obispo, California
Artists’ books on piano: Julie Frankel
Pencil Book: Meryl Perloff
Library! is a project of http://thereadinginpublicproject.blogspot.com
|| GO SEE ||
the Library! will have an extended debut at the Sanitarium in San Luis Obispo before it makes its way to Cal Poly at the end of October.
Take a book, leave a book; be inspired.
|| FIRST ||
First book to be lent was The Tao of Pooh written by Benjamin Hoff.
|| APPRECIATION ||
Thank you to those who donated books for the debut:
Kevin Patrick Sullivan
and to much appreciation to Suzi Bliss, proprietress of the Sanitarium.
|| MORE ||
Library! is the second project from Reading In Public
Library! is an abandoned newspaper rack, repurposed into an informal traveling book and culture exchange which serves as a venue for creative readers who care that reading not become a lost art.
Readers of all ages will be able to find books, sketchbooks, or an actual piece of book art. Each piece will have a library card documenting its travels. When a reader checks a piece out, they’re asked to sign the card and leave those in a box located on top of the rack. Borrowers are encouraged to leave an item for lending. We encourage creative annotation to all the art pieces, and we encourage personal notes in the books left by readers.
Each new location of Library! will be posted at http://www.readinginpublic.com
oct 10 2009
Is now installed at the Sanitarium. It won't be there long, so drop by this weekend and borrow a book!
1716 Osos Street
San Luis Obispo, California
Read about the Sanitarium in the New York Times Travel section:
oct 8 2009
We are so close to unveiling our new project!
Still tinkering with last minute fixes and details.
L i b r a r y ! is close to being rolled out.
Thank you to our booksters who have already contributed “collections” to our little lending/culture exchange.
Will update you again soon.