Going Green

The Greenest Libraries Have No Walls

Pity the paper book. Libraries everywhere are closing due to lack of funding and tepid public support, and e-readers are luring people away from bookstores. Big-box bookstores tried, but they couldn’t replicate town libraries: vital public spaces where inter-generational interaction can freely occur between all economic strata. There are occasional glimmers of change. Last October, in north London, an alliance of  retired booksellers, local bloggers and international anti-capitalist activists blocked attempts to close the Friern Barnet library.  The vibrant community library was to be closed, part of the global shrinking of local public services, but…

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The Greenest Libraries Have No Walls



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