Kansas City Library’s Giant Bookshelf | Atlas Obscura

A friend sent me the link to this amazing “community bookshelf” in Kansas City, MO, part of the the parking garage for the library. What a great idea! Looks like another place to visit some day on our tour of libraries. 🙂

Have a great Friday! Don’t forget to get some reading in on this final holiday weekend of the summer (here in the U.S., that is, but wherever you are).

Below is the description that Atlas Obscura provides with the pictures:

One of the most striking features of downtown Kansas City, MO, is the facade of the parking garage for the Central Branch of the public library. Covered in signboard mylar, the garage appears to be a row of books lined up on a shelf except in this case the “books” are 25 feet high and nine feet wide.

The garage behind the “books” was constructed in 2006 in response to the need for additional downtown parking. Community input was requested on ways to beautify the new structure and ultimately the idea of a bookshelf evolved.

Community members and patrons were asked to vote on the titles to be displayed and the ones chosen reflect a wide range of famous literature. Titles of the 22 volumes represented include “The Lord of the Rings” by J. R. R. Tolkien and “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury among many others.

Source: Kansas City Library’s Giant Bookshelf – Kansas City, Missouri | Atlas Obscura

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  1. […] Let’s do one more “Friday Fun” item today, this time book-based and related. A few weeks ago I did another post related to the website “Atlas Obscura” (the Kansas City book spine mural). […]


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