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The People’s Library

Sign telling people to borrow books

Hundreds of books line the shelves of a tent on the north end of the Occupy Boston encampment. Poetry, psychology, philosophy (with special sections for Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky) — the subjects and authors are varied, if tending to the left of the political spectrum.

To serve those without an Internet connection, the website, the wiki, and working group meeting notes have been printed. Any book can be checked out anonymously and returned whenever the reader is finished.

It is fitting that, in the city that is home to the first free public lending library in the nation, the movement create a library open to all.

See also:
Librarian.net: Interview with Kristin Parker
New York Times: Occupying Boston and Beyond, With Tent Libraries for All

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