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I love ingenious people!!  Creativity in response to a need always impresses me.

Take New York City architect John Locke.  He was convinced that people don’t read real books any more.  Or not enough of them.   And that libraries aren’t utilized enough.  And that he can do something about it.

Enter Locke’s Department of Urban Betterment.

See what he’s doing about the aforementioned need.

Why, yes, that is a phone booth.  Yes, there are shelves holding books in it.  Yes, this is a brilliant idea!!

Read more about the DUB library project at The Atlantic Cities and travelettes.

Yes, I am so very pleasantly surprised.  Are you?

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