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Why don’t all libraries decorate the way Kansas City’s does?

By January 8, 2017USA

When I visited my parents in Kansas City the first thing we did before heading to their house was go downtown and check out the main library. What this branch did was take a vote on which books to display on the “community bookshelf” and then they built 25 foot book spines to use as the facade of the parking garage.

The part that I liked even more than the books was how they turned the steps into stacked books. Can you see it? This whole place was very cool to see and well worth the time, but we only spent 10-15 minutes looking and taking pictures before heading back to their place north of town. 

Which ones have you read?

Which ones have you read?

According to Wikipedia the following titles are depicted:

Kansas City Stories Volumes 1 and 2
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Cien Años de Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude) by Gabriel García Márquez
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Republic by Plato
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Tao Te Ching by Lau Tsu
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston Hughes
Black Elk Speaks by Black Elk, as told to John G. Neihardt
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Journals of the Expedition by Lewis and Clark
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, And The Opening Of The American West by Stephen Ambrose
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Truman by David G. McCullough
a volume of children’s books with the following:
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown; Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson; Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne; Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss; What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele; Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder; The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; M.C. Higgins, the Great by Virginia Hamilton

What book is next?

What book is next?

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