Libraries in Finland are not designed to be sullen book repositories that collect dust in an increasingly digital age, rather they are intended as vibrant spaces where much more can be borrowed than a stack of books.
Early December 2016 Book Chapel — an unusual library — greeted its first visitors in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Gothic interiors and special editions only — that’s how a local publishing house Alfaret decided to shelf the results of ten years of printing work.Continue reading →
During my recent visit to the Book Museum, here in Moscow, I’ve made a photo of a 1000-book library, exposed there. That’s just a small part of a much larger collection that was donated to the Russian State Library (it had another name at the moment) decades ago.Continue reading →