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Blame Shifts in Seizure of Occupy Wall Street Library

“When the police cleared Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park last November, the movement lost not only its central gathering spot, but also one of its more popular institutions: a collection of 3,600 donated books known as the People’s Library. The fate of the books constitutes one of the enduring riddles accompanying the story of the two-month Occupy encampment of the park, in Lower Manhattan. As the group’s librarians sought to retrieve their property from the city, they were able to recover only about 1,000 books. Some 200 were badly damaged, the librarians said, adding that about 2,400 were not found.”

via NY Times

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Occupy Wall Street Claims the City Ruined Its Library

NYT – “A member of the Occupy Wall Street movement filed a claim on behalf of the group Thursday that the city had damaged or destroyed $47,000 worth of books and other property while clearing its protest site at Zuccotti Park last fall. The notice of claim, filed with the comptroller’s office, is a preliminary step toward lodging a civil lawsuit.”

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Take This Book: The People’s Library at Occupy Wall Street

Occupy libraries around the world – in pictures

The Guardian – “As Occupy campaigners set up tent cities around the world, informal libraries have sprung up as part of the protests. Here we gather some of the best photographs posted to the Occupy libraries group on Flickr, to show how protesters are getting shelf help.”

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Occupy Wall Street library books stored in a N.Y. garage

Jacket Copy – “The books that librarians and other protesters at Occupy Wall Street feared had been thrown out in a police raid on Zuccotti Park early Tuesday morning have been located. The books are being stored in a sanitation garage in Manhattan. The mayor’s office tweeted a photograph of the stored books, saying, “Property from #Zuccotti, incl #OWS library, safely stored @ 57th St Sanit Garage; can be picked up Weds.”

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