Lacuna Library Made of Books on Kickstarter

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

kickstarterThe Bay Area Book Festival is hoping to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter to build a giant library made out of books at the inaugural event.

The project, from the nonprofit art group FLUX Foundation, is called Lacuna and will be constructed of 50,000 books donated to the effort by the Internet Archive. The installation will be a MLK Civic Center Park in Berkeley, CA. Here is more from the Kickstarter listing:

Unlike a library, the very walls of Lacuna are created from books, which means that when people remove a book from a shelf, the structure will change and morph as new gaps in the book brickwork are exposed. This is where the magic of Lacuna happens: Lacuna becomes a reflection of the community who interacts with it. It becomes a story told by the many individuals who step inside it and are swept away by the wonder of the written word.