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Portable Library Pops Up On NYC Sidewalk [Pics]

Designed by architecture firm Stereotank, this inhabitable mini-lending outpost enables visitors to immerse themselves in the space.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on May 30, 2013.

Architecture firm Stereotank designed the Little Free Library in Nolita, where visitors can take and return a book or just browse through them. It was brought to NYC by the Architectural League of New York and Pen World Voices Festival.

Ten designers were chosen to create different versions of the Little Free Library in Downtown Manhattan. Stereotank’s design outside St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School in Nolita is an “inhabitable” Little Free Library where users can immerse themselves.

Little Free Library Pops Up On A New York Sidewalk [Pics]

Built from an upside down plastic tank and a wooden frame, the mini-library features perforations around it to allow visitors to peek inside and preview the interior. They can then duck under and discover the book collection inside.

The Little Free Library is due to remain in place until September. Click through to see photos of Sterotank’s design:

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