Uni Project Brings Pop-Up Reading Rooms To NYC
The food truck brought food from the restaurant to the street, and more importantly from not in stomachs to in stomachs. The Uni Project is looking to bring books from the library to the street, and more importantly from not in your hands to in your hands.
The Uni Project's pop-up reading rooms are booked all over New York City this summer. These pre-fab, portable libraries are built from modular, multi-purpose pieces that can be packed away, taken to a spot, then unfolded into a full library complete with seating and collections curated by various subject area experts. The collections are very cool, including classics like The Complete Short Stories by Flannery O'Connor, titles with local appeal such as The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon and even bicycle maps. Take a look
From the Uni Project web site:
Many urban residents, especially children, do not have easy access to books and places to read outside of school. Book stores are closing. Public libraries in many cities are underfunded. Electronic communication, video games, and online socializing are sapping more and more of our attention. We seem to be losing touch with books at the very moment, and in the very places, we need them the most. The Uni brings back the book.
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