So I mentioned the libraries. Those featured in the book include public libraries in Gilbert, Arizona that eschew Dewey; the University of Arizona Main, Science-Engineering, and Fine Arts libraries; the KGB Museum library in Vilnius, Lithuania; the Peggy J. Schlusser Postal Library; the Robert Morris Library at Washington College; the Library of Congress; the Portage Lake District Library in Houghton, Michigan; libraries composed of dead colleagues' mansucripts in bags rescued from the trash; the personal libraries of Alison Hawthorne Deming, Paul Hurh, Aileen Feng, Megan Campbell, and the author, among others; the Kansas State University Special Collections; the Arizona Historical Society; the Pima County Seed Library; the Library Bar in the Warwick-Melrose, Houston, Texas; the University of Arizona Poetry Center Library; the Ohio University Library; the Wilko restaurant library; the Circus World Museum Library and Research Center in Baraboo, Wisconsin; the backseat library of a United flight to Denver; the Biosphere 2 former library; the Little Free Library at Henry Elementary; the Maricopa County District Libraries, Perry and Southeast Branches; the Library of Water; the Ha Long Bay Library; the Lenin Library erotica collection; the Edinburgh University Library; the Newberry Library in Chicago; DePaul University Library; and more.
When I wrote the essays I published them back into the libraries that inspired them as letters to a future lover, a lover of the future. I hope you are one. I hope you do the same.
Here are some other places to explore:
The Book Inscriptions Project
The Cabinet national library
The Floating Library
Library as Incubator Project
Little Free Library
Pima County Seed Library
The Prelinger Library
Institute for the Future of the Book