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Book Geeks Will Love This Enchanting Library Art

In Next City’s Forefront this week, “The Next Chapter for Urban Libraries Is Here,” writer Amanda Erickson explores how innovators around the U.S. are rethinking this American institution. In the era of e-books and Amazon, city libraries are focusing on mixing in community-minded programming and high-tech tools amid the rows of tomes. But even though the digital revolution has been clashing with ink for years now, avid readers continue to tout the romance of holding paper in your hands. If you still believe in the magic of books — or you just dig Harry Potter-style wizardry — check out this cool project, “Book Hive,” made by the artists at Rusty Squid for the 400th anniversary of the Bristol Library.

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