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The Library Was sees OOMK reimagining the function, aesthetic and user culture of the library. Opening in an austerity-stricken future in which all public libraries have closed, it goes on to assert the continued importance of libraries via interviews with London-based library enthusiasts, a profile of the revolutionary Cuban librarian Marta Terry González, a re-assessment ...more
Paperback, 44 pages
Published 2016 by Book Works
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Read Harder challenge - Read a book published by a micropress.

I don't know for sure that this counts as a micropublisher but I'm going to use it anyway. The book is more like a zine, very short, printed on thick paper and with a couple of fold outs, and the different sections of the book are different sizes.

It is kinda a sci-fi book because it's set in a future where libraries no longer exist and is a document celebrating what they were. Some of it was a bit over my head (the interview with Ri
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