NYC Library Filled With Crowdsourced Sketchbooks From Around The World

A large and growing collection of doodles and drawings from everyday artists that anyone can contribute to.


The Brooklyn Art Library in New York City isn’t just your ordinary library. It’s also home to a large and growing collection consisting of sketchbooks from everyday artists. The Sketchbook Project allows anyone to fill a 32-page notebook with doodles, sketches, and content. Currently, the library has collected over 12,500 sketchbooks from 130 countries. In the upcoming months, it hopes to add over 7,500 more books through its 14-city world tour.

The Sketchbook Project was founded by Shane Zucker and Steven Peterman who believe that it’s a great way to share personal thoughts with others, and glimpse into the creative mind of a total stranger. Anyone can contribute to the project and participation costs $25, which can be registered online.

Brooklyn Art Library

Photos courtesy of NY Times

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