Pam Webb

a writer's journey as a reader

Libraries All Over

Libraries. We think of them in terms of brick and glass with rows of shelves and some comfy chairs. Yet, they can appear in many places and in many forms.

A Works Progress Administration Bookmobile visits Bayou De Large, Louisiana. Photo from the New Deal Network.

Pack horse librarians pose in Hindman, Kentucky. From the University of Kentucky’s Goodman-Paxton Photographic Collection

A booketeria in a Nashville supermarket. Photo from the Nashville Public Library.

A vending machine library at a Bay Area school. Photo originally from Inside Bay Area.

A former Wal-Mart photo from the McAllen Public Library.

BiblioTreka transformed into the pop-up library.

Pop-Up Library known as the BiblioTreka (image:

IKEA shelves. Bondi Beach. Books. Perfection. (

A true book is never phoney. (image:

This gives me hope books ae not on the wayse as technology encroaches on book-in-hand versus book on-screen. Any unusual libraries spottings?

Single Post Navigation

4 thoughts on “Libraries All Over

  1. “Bookteria”. Love that word. Wish I could come up with more unusual libraries for you, but not just now.

    • Knowing your resourcefulness I anticipate a doozer of a find!
      Would you, could you, read a book
      In an igloo with a snook?
      Maybe you can find a snook checking out books at the North Pole…👍

  2. I like libraries. It makes me feel comfortable and secure to have walls of words, beautiful and wise, all around me. I always feel better when I can see that there is something to hold back the shadows.

Comments, anyone?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: