Monthly Archive: May, 2012

Read/Write Library, Chicago


Yesterday The Librarium had its first OS public outing at Chicago’s own awesome Read/Write Library (formerly the Chicago Underground Library) – fearless pioneers of a new model for “open, location-specific archiving of independent… Continue reading

Marginalia: Little Libraries in the Urban Margins


Cute article on mini libraries by Shannon Mattern in ‘Places’ journal.

The Prelinger Library, San Francisco


Yesterday I met with Megan Shaw Prelinger and Rick Prelinger at the Prelinger Library, an incredible ‘appropriation-friendly’ and idiosyncratic archive (over 40,000 books, periodicals, printed ephemera and government documents), nestled in the outskirts… Continue reading