Category Archive: Our DIstant Library Cousins

Aeromoto: sharing is better

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Aeromoto started two years ago with a small idea – a group of friends living in Mexico City wanted to combine their personal libraries and share them with other interested people. It’s now grown into a thriving… Continue reading

Ovnibus – Versatile Narrative and Interactive Object on the move in Mexico City

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Ovnibus is a mobile library – and public laboratory of social and cultural projects – in a converted bus, roaming (occasionally) around Mexico City. It’s been based in the neighbourhood of Roma, currently behind Huerto… Continue reading

Ohio Bookstore Flips Male-Authored Books, Displaying Them Backwards

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To draw attention to female authors, a Cleveland bookstore celebrated Women’s History Month by turning every male-written book in the fiction room backward on its shelf. Eight of the all-female employees of Loganberry… Continue reading

Sorted out Library of Approximate Location

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A hole in the ground. A bombing range. A summer house in Lagunitas, California. These are some of the approximate locations in which the Library of Approximation Location has found itself in over… Continue reading

We need the Read/Write Library now more than ever | Feature | Chicago Reader

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The Humboldt Park institution has taken an unconventional approach to being a “city library,” and it’s only growing more ambitious. Source: We need the Read/Write Library now more than ever | Feature |… Continue reading

Foundling Archive cares for artefacts tossed aside by their original owners 

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If you’re a follower of Japanese organising consultant Marie Kondo, you’ll know what she says about the letters, postcards, invitations and magazine clippings that tend to multiply inside the home of the sentimental… Continue reading

C20 Surabaya

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Surabaya is a hot city. It was 41 degrees when we arrived, but we were welcomed into the very ‘cool’ library and event space called C20. The name comes from the the street… Continue reading

Meet the Stag Library

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The Stag Library is located in Vancouver and run from the private residence of artists Gabriel Saloman and Aja Rose Bond. Although it is currently in hiatus while Gabriel and Aja pursue adventures in… Continue reading

Refugees’ Library – Berlin

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The Refugees’ Library is meant to encourage discussion about German and European asylum and migration policies. Every volume illustrates a court trial which actually took place (names of all persons involved have been… Continue reading

Browse through Self Shelf Swap micro Libraries and books

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Our goal is to give the possibility for those – whether they be individuals, associations or institutions – who want to lend their books, music or other documents in a more established way… Continue reading