Cool Design: Story Pod Library

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A miniature public and mobile library has been installed in Newmarket, Toronto by design group Atelier Kastelic Buffey.

The pop-up space encourages public interaction, reading and a sense of community by borrowing and leaving books to share.

The black lumber and plywood walls open like the pages of a book, exposing shelves of reading material and a space to relax and enjoy the books on offer.

At night, the doors are closed, and solar powered LED lights shine through the slatted openings, creating a striking effect.