Phone boxes become mini libraries in NYC

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???

For more info and pics visit designboom

 

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One thought on “Phone boxes become mini libraries in NYC

  1. Brilliant Idea. Most of our phone boxes lay there idyl anyway. In Scotland they’re now little coffee booths, but at least in this case it’s a bit of Culture

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