Another day, another dollar. But the really good news is that it’s Friday before the long weekend celebrating President’s Day, which will leave me more time to mess with books. I hope you like this week’s collection.
The design firm, nendo, created a pop-up concept store in 2012 for Starbucks in Tokyo. The Starbucks Espresso Library is filled with books of varying shades of coffee colored books representing drink flavors. Visitors pull the book for their flavor from the shelf and take it to the counter with an option to keep the cover which can be trimmed to fit a Starbucks travel mug. Image: freshome
While we’re thinking about New Orleans, how about these beautiful old books from the archives of the city? Image: ALA TechSource
I’m headed to wintery Chicago in a few weeks and wish I had time to make the drive to this lovely law library at the University of Notre Dame. Image: Michael Fernandes via Wikipedia
I wonder if this is what my library looks like after being closed three days? Not working in a library, I never thought about what happens to my book once I drop it in that little slot. It’s like Oz pulling back the curtain:) Image: Newton Free Library
On another note, one of my favorite places in New York City celebrated it’s 100th birthday last week – Grand Central Terminal.
I love the shiny old letter box in the terminal.
And the brass ticket windows.