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The Resource Improbable libraries : a visual journey to the world's most unusual libraries, Alex Johnson

Improbable libraries : a visual journey to the world's most unusual libraries, Alex Johnson

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Improbable libraries : a visual journey to the world's most unusual libraries
Title
Improbable libraries
Title remainder
a visual journey to the world's most unusual libraries
Statement of responsibility
Alex Johnson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How do you use your local library? Does it arrive at your door on the back of an elephant? Can it float down the river to you? Or does it occupy a phone booth by the side of the road? Public libraries are a cornerstone of modern civilization, yet like the books in them, libraries face an uncertain future in an increasingly digital world. Undaunted, librarians around the globe are thinking up astonishing ways of reaching those in reading need, whether by bike in Chicago, boat in Laos, or donkey in Colombia. Improbable Libraries showcases a wide range of unforgettable, never-before-seen images and interviews with librarians who are overcoming geographic, economic, and political difficulties to bring the written word to an eager audience. Alex Johnson charts the changing face of library architecture, as temporary pop-ups rub shoulders with monumental brick-and-mortar structures, and many libraries expand their mission to function as true community centers. To take just one example: the open-air Garden Library in Tel Aviv, located in a park near the city's main bus station, supports asylum seekers and migrant workers with a stock of 3,500 volumes in sixteen different languages. Beautifully illustrated with nearly two hundred and fifty color photographs, Improbable Libraries offers a breathtaking tour of the places that bring us together and provide education, entertainment, culture, and so much more. From the rise of the egalitarian Little Free Library movement to the growth in luxury hotel libraries, the communal book revolution means you'll never be far from the perfect next read
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Johnson, Alex
Dewey number
027
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
Z662
LC item number
.J64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Libraries
  • Library architecture
  • Curiosities and wonders
  • Libraries
  • Library architecture
Label
Improbable libraries : a visual journey to the world's most unusual libraries, Alex Johnson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Libraries on the move -- Animal libraries -- Tiny libraries -- Big libraries -- Home libraries -- Mobile libraries -- Not libraries
Dimensions
19 x 19 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780226263694
Lccn
2014035714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn890757518
  • 1491483
Label
Improbable libraries : a visual journey to the world's most unusual libraries, Alex Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-237)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Libraries on the move -- Animal libraries -- Tiny libraries -- Big libraries -- Home libraries -- Mobile libraries -- Not libraries
Dimensions
19 x 19 cm
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780226263694
Lccn
2014035714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • ocn890757518
  • 1491483

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