Books in unusual places

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Photo credits: Flavorwire

Earlier this week, we shared photos of an Atlanta bus shelter made from pieces of decommissioned school buses. Our Direct Donations Coordinator, Marna, came across this blog post on Flavorwire, about abandoned structures around the globe that have been transformed into libraries. The spaces range from an disused Walmart in McAllen, TX redesigned as a library, to an old phone booth turned into the very cozy Westbury Book Exchange in Britain. Some of the libraries featured in the article even have wheels. My personal favorite is the former drill hall in Cape Town, South Africa that is now the airy Central Library.

Do you know of any cool spaces that were once something else, either in NYC or abroad? Tell us about it!

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