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Mon, 18 Jun, 2018Melody Teh

Unbelievable libraries from around the world

In the age of eBooks, it seems the humble library is suffering. Funding is often low, and attendance isn’t always what it once was. But a book by journalist Alex Johnson is hoping to shine a light on the history of libraries, and draw people back to the well-thumbed books they may have forgotten were there.

Improbable Libraries looks at libraries around the world, from portable ones carried on camelback, to ones hanging from trees. Take a look at some of the beautiful libraries from the new book, and then maybe pay a visit to your own local library – it might not be there forever.

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