Outdoor Library

Outdoor Library

Italian artist Massimo Bartolini constructed an outdoor library in the middle of St. Peter’s Abbey vineyard in Ghent, Belgium.

Bookshelves were installed in line with grape-bearing vines, parallel to the slope of the garden.

Visitors of the “Bookyard” can purchase, borrow, and exchange books that were provided by local public libraries.

Outdoor Library by Massimo Bartolini

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  1. Nora

    … what happens in foul weather?

  2. Tom

    @Nora, The books get wet.

  3. Nisreen

    Very nice idea… but what would you do in winter.. or i would suggest to use during Summer time

  4. woops

    @Tom, Wrong. Millions of underprivileged children will be illiterate for the rest of their lives.

  5. Douglas


  6. Spectator

    A really good way to trash a book

  7. Lilia Smiles

    At least build a tent

  8. kadal

    i only see a line of ordinary bookshelves in outdoor

    @Lilia ; agreed with you, maybe an interesting tent.

  9. M

    such a bad idea , 1 rainy day and everything mess

  10. Enrico Martinez

    Looks like a big set of dominoes waiting to be toppled over.

  11. Me


  12. shandya

    Or worse.. Acid rain.

  13. Ariel

    or better.. Rain-bow

  14. Lintu

    or even better for some people – gain

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