Hernando Guanlao’s private public library

September 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm 2 comments

Hernando Guanlao has been running his own version of a public library for twelve years in Manila. The library has grown from about a hundred books to a few thousand. From the article: “The idea is simple. Readers can take as many books as they want, for as long as they want – even permanently. As Guanlao says: ‘The only rule is that there are no rules.'”

Thanks, Dina Wood!

Entry filed under: books, perpetrated by staff, private libraries, public libraries, unusual libraries.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Carole  |  September 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Thats amazing!

  • 2. autowriter  |  September 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    The idea of giving books away permanently seems kind of dumb. How can you make books available to others if you give them away. A library is supposed to be for the benefit of all, not for those keep (steal) books for themselves!

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