books in design

The BookBar is open

Look what just opened in Denver. It's the BookBar! Owner Nicole Sullivan "dreamt of a gathering space for those who love reading and she wanted to create an atmosphere where they would feel at home." The books are new and the food is hors d'oeuvres and desserts. The place is kid friendly and the ingredients are sourced locally.  Menu close-up of book counter BookBar website It's a Bar, It's a Bookstore: BookBar Opened - Eater Denver Previously on Book Patrol: A Book Wall in a Food Place

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The coolest little free library yet?

Check out what just popped up in the nolita neighborhood of New York City. A Little Free Library courtesy of a partnership between the Architectural League of New York and PEN World Voices Festival. No, it's not on loan from the Science Fiction Museum, nor is it lifted from an Isaac Asimov novel or a Buckminster Fuller sketchbook. Designed by Venezuelan architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente the Little Free Library "creates an 'inhabitable' environment, where users can immerse themselves into the space, taking the time to browse through books and borrow or exchange them." It's as private a library experience one could hope for in...

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