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Big Box Heaven: An abandoned Wal-Mart becomes a Library July 2, 2012

What’s a town to do when Wal-Mart just picks up an leaves? How about turning the space into a library! This is exactly what the town of McAllen, Texas did, transforming 124,500 square feet (think 2 1/2 football fields) into the largest single-story library in the US. With the help of Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. the space was brought back to life. Gone are the guns and bargains; they have been replaced with books…

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Checking in at The Library. A Hotel for Readers April 9, 2012

Located on Koh Samui, Thailand’s third largest island, The Library, is a beach resort committed to the book set. Their goal:¬† “If you can finish one book while staying with us, we think this is more than an accomplishment [for] our team. The centerpiece of the hotel is “The LiB” a spacious, well lit library with views of the sea. If you still need more, the the pool is red and the beachfront restaurant is…

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