Pop Up Library In A Phone Booth!

On the streets of New York, Architect John Locke has repurposed phone booths into communal libraries or book drops,

installing bookshelves within the structures filled with books for residents to take, borrow, or exchange.
the phonebooth shown here, ‘DUB 002‘, is part of his ‘Department of Urban Betterment’ interventionist project.

Adopting the same concept as James Econs’s ‘phoneboox‘ in the UK, Locke’s project consists of a machine-cut
and assembled plywood shelf, designed with indents to hang securely to the interior of the phone booth
without the need for any additional fasteners. The pay phone and all signage remains completely viewable
and operable, nestled within the frame of the bookshelf. Installed in Manhattan Valley and Morningside Heights,
the design is easily replicable in phonebooths throughout the city.


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