Öffentliches Buchregal / Public Bookshelf (Bonn/Rhld./ Germany)
Cultural Commons in the Wild: Books Outdoor

A recent project by a local foundation (Bonner Bürgerstiftung) has installed a simple, yet amazing form of cultural commons in Bonn: A public bookshelf, in a public place. Anyone is free to take any book from the shelf; the organizers ask that books either be returned when read, or replaced by a different book.

It will be interesting to observe whether this project succeeds in creating a place for freely exchanging books (and, also, ideas), or whether it becomes a victim of either vandalism or egoism.

(Quoted from: No Such Weblog
Thomas Roessler's notes )

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