Book Lovers’ Libraries

The parking lot for the public library in Kansas City, Missouri, has one of the most beautiful, book-loving exteriors of a library–or any building–that I’ve ever seen.

Photo: jonathan_moreau @ Flickr

Isn’t it gorgeous? Makes a book-lover’s heart swoon. 🙂

According to DeputyDog blog, “local residents were asked to nominate influential books that represent Kansas City. Humongous versions of the winning nominations were then used as the exterior of the library car-park.”

And if that isn’t beautiful enough, this temporary structure while the Cardiff Central Library in the UK is being built is also beautiful–a visual testament to books and a visual draw to book lovers and readers. I think it should be permanent, not temporary.

Photo: Athanasius @ Flickr

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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2 Responses to Book Lovers’ Libraries

  1. Laura says:

    That is some awesome art; thanks for sharing. I loved your turn of phrase labeling the architecture as a “visual testament to books.” I also think it’s neat that the local residents had a say in which books appeared. What a great way to galvanize interest in books!

  2. Cheryl says:

    Thanks, Laura; I’m glad you like it, too. I also think it’s neat that residents had a say in which books appeared. That would be so fun, to be able to have input like that! And you’re right–a great way to create interest in books.

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