Thursday, 29 April 2010

Book Forest

Love this! Found it while browsing through The New York Times previous articles online. The article on D.I.Y Culture by Michael Kimmelman mentioned about this 'book forest' which is in Berlin, a place where people can leave and find old volumes.

'The "book forest" is part of a program called 'Research for Sustainable Forestry’ promoted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany.

The Book Forest contributes to sustainable vocational education and deals with the value chain forest-wood-book. It was developed and realised by BAUFACHFRAU Berlin e.V. as an interdisciplinary, project orientated cooperation of apprentices of forestry, carpentry, cabinetmaking, media design, printing and bookselling.
The project adopts the idea of putting up a bookcase in a public space, in which people could release their used books to be picked up by others. This way of free dissemination, called ‚bookcrossing’, is by now a worldwide movement organised in a central database ( Registration of books enables following their travels through the world and communication about the books.'
- Metro Nature.

a+.  nytimes
a+.  metro nature
a+.  bookcrossing

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