• Alternative library
Modern design initiatives operate on the principle that if people do not follow the books, so the book will come to the people.
Libraries are rapidly losing popularity. Today, any information can be obtained from your smartphone, on the spot. Including book download. Electronic reading room and internet replacing traditional storage of books. For most young people, a library - it is not a temple of wisdom and knowledge repository.
Regain interest in reading literature as a whole, and paper books in particular are intended to design and community generation projects directly on the streets, beaches and public transport. In such a library a library card you do not need.
Below are the most original projects of alternative libraries from around the world.
The library in a box
Take the book. Bring a book.
The little free library (Little Free Library) have come up with designers Stereotank studio. This is a government project, which provides New Yorkers the opportunity to check out on the street, sitting in a cafe or in the park. Library box is a plastic container yellow color with small round windows. There you can borrow a book for free, but be sure to return it to a small library was empty. Use the library-booth, New Yorkers will be able to September this year.
The Virtual Library on the subway
To the delight of fans to read on the subway: choose a book from the pictures on the wall, skaniruesh QR-code and read the phone. The campaign, organized by the cellular Vodafone, together with the publishing house Humanitas operator, took place from August to the end of October last year in the Romanian capital Bucharest on the Victory Square metro station (Victoriei station). The walls of the station turned into bookcases, placed on the cover of each book QR-code. It is noteworthy that the service is available to all passengers of the subway, no matter what operator communication services they use.
House for Books
The first wooden hut American Todd Bol built in memory of his mother, a teacher and a great lover of books. Wooden structure was established on the site of the mailbox in the yard and resembles a school where she worked. Inside Todd Bol put your favorite book of his mother, so that everyone who knew her and remembered, he could take them and read.
His friend Rick Brooks liked the idea so that he turned it into a social movement. For 5 years of existence in the US of the project and more than 40 other countries in 6000 a mini-library constructed. Each house is unique and created by hand by local residents. All the mini-library account at the project site, where they are assigned to the GPS-coordinates.
in the bus Library
This is a project design studio Studio 8 1/2 in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv. Public libraries have turned old, who served his trolley. Pictured Library, located on the street Father Paisius in the center of Plovdiv. It is along this street for more than 50 years ago, the first trolley allowed. But Father Paissy - a Bulgarian monk of the 18th century, the author of the first history of Bulgaria. In bibilioteka can not only read, but also to drink tea or coffee - in the bus is equipped with a small kitchen. On the shelves fits up to 600 books in Bulgarian and foreign languages.
in a phone booth Library
Today mobile phone in everyone's pocket, telephone and street machines become unnecessary. In New York, they decided to turn to the street libraries and the exchange of books between the residents of the city centers. The idea belongs to architect John Locke. Bright red shelves with books filled the space around payphones.
on the beach library
At Bondi Beach, Sydney's popular beach and one of the most popular beaches in the world, established the Ikea Billy 30 racks of books to suit all tastes in honor of the thirtieth anniversary of the bookcase. After reading - this is one of the favorite activities of people sunbathing on the beach.