Alex Johnson Improbable Libraries

ISBN 13: 9780500517772

Improbable Libraries

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9780500517772: Improbable Libraries

From the rise of the egalitarian Little Free Library movement (motto: Take a book, return a book) to the growth in luxury hotel libraries, Alex Johnson whose parents were both librarians maps out the history and future of the 21st-century library revolution in seven thematic chapters, each consisting of a brief essay followed by illustrated project profiles. Whether by bike in Chicago or by donkey in Colombia, librarians all over the world are coming up with astonishingly ingenious ways of ensuring their books reach the people who need them. Many of these new libraries function as community centres, and assist their members in overcoming economic, social and political barriers. Others provide an unexpected dose of culture for travellers and commuters or even prisoners. Elsewhere, architects are designing monumental public libraries without walls, and prefabricated home libraries that can be assembled in an ordinary back garden. Whether youre at an airport, a park, a cafe or in the wilds, you can still find just the right book all for free.

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About the Author:

Alex Johnson is a journalist at the UK's Independent newspaper and editorial consultant for several charities. He lives with his wife and three children in St Albans, UK. Both of his parents are librarians.

Review:

“Fascinating. . . . A valuable visual culture book that doubles as a travel resource.”  (Los Angeles Times)

“Stunning.”
(Maclean’s)

"Spirited." (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Beautifully depicts the fun side of libraries. . . . The photos in Improbable Libraries give a glimpse at a present, and hopefully a future, in which libraries remain at the heart of our shared literary culture.”
(Huffington Post)

"Johnson, the son of librarians, is an exuberant guide." (Boston Globe)

Improbable Libraries is definitely a labor of love for literature, and offers a global perspective on how essential access to books is in bringing communities vibrancy and education. It’s engaging to flip through the pages and discover unexpected projects. . . . While the DIY and individual-driven libraries Johnson highlights are inspiring, it’s also essential that he locates them in the contemporary context of why they are needed in places underserved or ignored by institutions.”  (Hyperallergic)

“Fascinating. . . . Underscores the importance of books, no matter where a reader lives.”
(Christian Science Monitor)

“This delightful book will give bibliophiles everywhere ideas for how to exhibit their collection as well as add some destinations to their bucket list. A great option for the children’s room, too.”
(Library Journal)

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