Interesting libraries

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One would think there are only so many ways to interest people in checking out a book  or just plopping down and opening a book.  Have a look at these “improbable libraries”.
BILOTHEQUE NATIONALE ——- Paris, France

BILOTHEQUE NATIONALE Paris


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It is composed of 4 towers that are shaped like “open books”.  They are built around a sunken and thickly forested courtyard.  It was constructed in 1996 to replace a former library structure that could no longer accommodate expansion.  It is one of the largest in the world boasting a 22-story structure.
(2) READING CLUB 2000 ——– Manila, Philippines

READING CLUB 2000


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It was started when Hernando “NANIE” Guanlao thought of a way to honour and preserve the memory of his parents who inculcated in him the “love for reading”.  He gathered his old text books and set them outside his Manila residence to test if the community would be interested to borrow and read them.  They…

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