Visiting an Experimental, Do-It-Yourself Library in Brooklyn

"From more than 3,000 volumes spanning all categories, visitors are invited to create a miniature library around a topic or theme of their choosing by selecting three to five books and filling out a card to explain how each title fits into their collection. Its founder, Dev Aujla, calls it a “cultural organization that is … Continue reading Visiting an Experimental, Do-It-Yourself Library in Brooklyn

‘Twaddle’: librarians respond to suggestion Amazon should replace libraries

Librarians are in uproar after an article in Forbes magazine proposed replacing all public libraries in the US with Amazon bookstores. Panos Mourdoukoutas, a professor of economics at LIU Post in New York, wrote for Forbes that libraries “don’t have the same value they used to” and should be replaced permanently by Amazon book shops. … Continue reading ‘Twaddle’: librarians respond to suggestion Amazon should replace libraries