They stand lonely and abandoned on streets and corners in every city. As part of an ‘urban betterment’ project, a New York based architect, John Locke, has repurposed public phone booths and boxes into mini libraries. It is hoped that local residents will take, borrow or exchange books.
This innovative idea is not original and was first tested out in London as James Econs ‘phoneboox’. It’s pretty no frills, easily replicable and the phone still operates as a phone should someone want to make a call.
What do you think – could you see this taking off in a city near you???
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