Thursday, April 12, 2012
Phone Booth Libraries
The Department of Urban Betterment & architect John Locke have found a way to make the useless phone booth useful again: make them libraries! Cities are riddled with phone booths, but everyone & their dog has a cell phone now, making the phone booths obsolete, but the DUB has planted these plywood shelves that easily fit into booths, & they're popping up all over New York. Booths are already set up with books and follow an honor system. You can take a book, read it, return it, or keep it if you truly like it, and you can bring books of your own that can be taken by others. The phones are still useful and books are out in the open, being read. It's a win/win situation. Now, what else can we make into libraries?