This month: Library
September: Used Bookstore/Thrift Store
I’ve already posted about my local library and the Royal Library of Belgium, so it was good timing that I heard about an urban art project in the near-by city of Ghent that suited this month’s topic perfectly.
Created by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini, it’s called Bookyard and it temporary changed a famous space in the city: the vineyard of St. Peter’s Abbey. Several rows of bookcases align with the grapevines and seem to grow from the grass. The surrounding fields, covered with apple trees, invite us to turn off anything digital and just pick up a book from the stacks.
Visitors are welcome to take books with them, but are encouraged to donate to a local literacy NGO.