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In the mid-1930s the NYPL established an outdoor reading room and called it the Bryant Park Library at Central Building. Much like our current reading room, patrons could enjoy books, magazines and newspapers outside in the park. The 1930s reading room was located on the Upper Terrace, just behind the main library building, and staff librarians were on hand to assist patrons.

Vintage Bryant Park Library at Central, as it was called in the was an outdoor reading area provided by the New York Public Library in the wake of the Great Depression, NYC

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theliteraryathenaeum: “ Hay on Wye Bookshop “The Honest Bookshop” in Hay on Wye, Wales, UK. People who want to buy something are left to deposit their money in a cashbox for a hardback, or

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This free outdoor library in Yekaterinburg, Russia opens in the city center every summer. Those comfy-looking sack-chairs are a seriously good idea.

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Like the idea of a library without walls :-) GB Bookyard, built by Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian art festival TRACK: A Contemporary City Conversation in Ghent. Visitors may browse and choose whatever book they like for a small donation.

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Bart's Books, an outdoor book shop in Ojai, California

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17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life Founded in the Brattle Book Shop is one of the largest antiquarian book shops in the country. There are unique outdoor bookstalls, as well as three levels of titles to browse through.

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The Levinski Garden Library, in Tel Aviv’s Levinski Park, was created by Yoav Meiri Architects in collaboration with Arteam as a “social-artistic urban community project.” It boasts some books in 14 languages

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The Levinski Garden Library, in Tel Aviv’s Levinski Park, was created by Yoav Meiri Architects in collaboration with Arteam as a “social-artistic urban community project.” It boasts some books in 14 languages.