Guerrilla Librarians Making Noise
WSJ – “Even in a neighborhood overrun with trendy shops and edgy galleries, the Corner Library stands out—and not just because it’s four feet tall and shaped like a doghouse. The guerrilla athenaeum, which appeared this spring at the intersection of Leonard and Withers streets in Williamsburg, has clapboard siding and sits on a hand truck chained to a one-way street sign—a clever skirting of city regulation by its founder, 31-year-old artist Colin McMullan. Instructions on the library’s padlocked door explain how to obtain a membership card. Inside, the shelves are lined with books, zines, cycling maps and other curiosities, including a CD filled with baby pictures of world dictators and a handwritten recipe card for skillet cornbread. The library boasts some 25 to 30 members to date.”
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