A Little Library Brings Literature to the Streets of New York City
The Architectural League of New York partnered with Pen World Voices Festival to bring Little Free Library to New York City. Stereotank founded by Venezuelan architects Marcelo Ertorteguy and Sara Valente was selected to create an 'inhabitable' free library where users could immerse themselves and take the time to browse through books and borrow or exchange them. The structure is built out of an upside down plastic tank and a wooden frame. Perforations around the tank allow visitors to peek inside and preview the interior, which invites them to duck under and discover the book collection while still having a connection with the exterior. The installation is planned to be active until September 2013 at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School in Nolita.