Libraries & books

100 Libraries. 99 Books. An installation by John Shipman for Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016.

The list of 100 libraries and 99 books:

  1. West Chester Public Library, Pennsylvania · Galore by Michael Crummey
  2.  Biblioteca Nacional Buenos Aires, Argentina · Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges
  3. Hippo School Parent Library, Toronto · A Patchwork of Memories
  4. Devon Public Library, Alberta · Great American Marble Book
  5. National Library of Canada, Ottawa · The Endless Proverb Model of the Universe by John Shipman
  6. Bibliotheque Sainte Genevieve, Paris, France · Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire
  7. Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester, New York · City on a Hill by Loren Baritz
  8. Malatestiana Library, Cesena, Italy · Cantos by Ezra Pound
  9. Taipei Public Library, Beitau Branch, Taiwan · Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  10. Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt · If Not Winter by Anne Carson
  11. RISD Library, Providence, Rhode Island · Lives of the Artists by Giorgio Vasari
  12. Jamestown Philomenian Library, Rhode Island · An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
  13. Kibbutz Barkai Sifriyat Yeladim, Israel · A Tale of Five Balloons by Miriam Roth
  14. John P. Robarts Research Library, University of Toronto · The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
  15. St. Andrews University Library, Scotland · Henry the Eighth by Shakespeare
  16. Springvale High School Library, Melbourne, Australia · Basic Wiring
  17. Strahov Monastery Library in Prague, Czech Republic · Temptation of St. Anthony by Gustave Flaubert
  18. Moscow Public Library, Idaho · Persuasion by Jane Austen / La Terre by Emil Zola
  19. Hong Kong Central Library, China · The Ugly Chinese
  20. Leach Public Library, Wahpeton, North Dakota · Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich
  21. Palmerton Public Library, Pennsylvania · Cowboys and Cattle Trails by Sharron Garst
  22. Mountain Lakes Public Library, New Jersey · Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber
  23. Hellertown-Lower Saucon High School Library, Pennsylvania · The Centaur by John Updike
  24. Toronto Public Library, St. Clair-Silverthorn Branch · Waiting for God by Simone Weil
  25. Baysville Public Library, Ontario · Ashley Book of Knots
  26. Delaware Art Museum Library, Wilmington, Delaware · Treasure Island by Robert Loius Stevenson with illustrations by N.C. Wyeth
  27. Widner Library, Harvard University, Massachusetts · Aeneid
  28. Morrison Library Reading Room, University of California Berkeley · Promethus Bound by Aeschuylus
  29. Warsaw University Library, Poland · The Captive Mind by Caesar Milosz
  30. Toronto Public Library, Forest Hill Branch · Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  31. Toronto Public Library, Main Street Branch · Freddy the Pig by W.R. Brooks
  32. Ottawa Public Library, Elmvale Acres Branch · The Castle by Franz Kafka
  33. Biblioteca Nacional de Chile, Santiago · La Araucanna by A de Ercilla y Zuniga
  34. Endiang Junior High School, Alberta · Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
  35. Stettler Public Library, Alberta · The Mystery of Cabin Island by Franklin Dixon
  36. Edmonton Public Library, Whitemud Branch · Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume
  37. Mom’s Home Library, Endiang, Alberta · Flint and Feather by Pauline Johnson
  38. Beverly Cleary Children's Library, Portland, Oregon · Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book by Iona and Peter Opie
  39. Toronto Public Library, Dufferin-St. Clair Branch · Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer
  40. Hanford Public Library, California · Macmillan Book of Proverbs
  41. Chicago Public Library, Irving Park Avenue Branch · Two Novels by Alain Robbe-Grillet
  42. Chicago Main Reference Library · At Work in the Fields of the Bomb by Robert Del Tredici
  43. Wychwood Open Door Little Library That Could, Toronto · The Good Woman of Szechwan by Berthol Brecht
  44. London Public Library, Children's Library, Ontario · Little Bear’s Friend by Else Holmelund Minarik with illustrations by Maurice Sendak
  45. University College Library, Toronto, Ontario · Funk and Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary
  46. Library of Clesus, Ephesus, Turkey · Anabiasis by Xenephon
  47. Hawaii State Public Library, Hilo Branch · Fierce Invalids by Tom Robbins
  48. Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library, Toronto · Stampin’ Around or the Life of a Stamp Collector by Fred Jarrett
  49. Yoknapatawpha County Library, Mississippi · As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
  50. Greater Victoria Public Library, Main Branch, British Columbia · The Way Finders by Wade Davis
  51. Toronto Public Library Website · A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
  52. Chicago Public Library, Logan Square Branch · Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
  53. Shrine of the Book, Jerusalem, Israel · Dead Sea Scrolls by R.O.M.
  54. Copper Queen Library, Bisbee, Arizona · Tombstone Courage by J.A. Jance
  55. OCAD University Library, Toronto · Art in Theory 1900-1990 by Harrison and Wood
  56. Toronto Public Library, Spadina Road Branch · And Grandma Said... by Tom Porter
  57. Vancouver Island Regional Library · Big Red by Jim Kjelgaard
  58. Grey Nuns Hospital Patient Library, Edmonton • Long Time No See by Ed McBain
  59. Indian & Northern Affairs Library, Yellowknife NWT • Times Arrow Times Cycle by Stephen J. Gould
  60. City of York Board of Education Professional Library, Ontario · The Great Code by Northrop Frye
  61. St. Petersburg State Theatre Library, Russia · Fat Cat by Jack Kent
  62. Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, Germany · Der Schornsteinfenger als Fachzeichner
  63. Birks Reading Room, McGill University, Montreal · Life of the Buddha by Ashvagosha
  64. Toronto Public Library, Wychwood Branch · Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  65. Edmonton Public Library, Jasper Place Branch · Book of the Hand by Paul Tabori
  66. Odense Hovedbibliotek, Denmark · Logn Over Logn by Henrik Stangerup
  67. Søborg Bibliotek, Denmark · Alle Tiders Soldatersange
  68. Toronto Public Library, Deer Park Branch · City of Djinns by William Dalrymple
  69. Cranbrook Library, England · Vita Sackville-West’s Garden Book
  70. Nunavut Circumpolar Library, Iqaluit · Eskimo Poems from Canada and Greenland
  71. Department of Household Sciences & Advanced Proverbs Library, Toronto · America’s Housekeeping Book
  72. La Bibliotheque de Cap-Rouge, Quebec · Laurentides by Panorama Pictorial
  73. St. Matthew's United Church Library, Toronto · Bible
  74. Phillips Exeter Academy Library, New Hampshire · Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius
  75. Bethlehem Public Library, Pennsylvania · Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama
  76. Bibliotheque Municipale de St-Tite, Quebec · Lucky Luke Hors-la-loi
  77. Memorial Hall Library, Andover, Massachusetts · Dark Hawk
  78. Ayer Library, Massachusetts · Visual Explanations by Edward R. Tufte
  79. Jones Library, Amherst, Massachusetts · Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
  80. Lillian H. Smith Collection of Children's Books, Toronto · Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  81. Toronto Public Library, Palmerston Branch · The Little Mermaid, The Story of Ariel
  82. Enoch Turner School House, Toronto · Ontario Readers First Book (1928)
  83. Kathleen Coburn Reading Room, Victoria University, Toronto · Saving the Appearances by Owen Barfield
  84. Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University, Hamilton • Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell
  85. Regina Bookmobile, Saskatchewan · Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  86. Little Library at 123 Tyrell, Toronto · G.B.S. A Full Length Portrait by Hesketh Pearson
  87. Inform, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto · The Tain translated by Thomas Kinsella
  88. Halifax Central Library, Nova Scotia · The Waves by Virginia Woolf
  89. Universitat Pompeu Fabra Library, Barcelona, Spain · De L’Allemagne by Madame De Stael
  90. Little Sparta Library, Dunsyre, Scotland · Road Atlas: 3 miles to 1 inch
  91. Buru Buru Library, Kenya · Ndoto Ya Mwendawazimu by Edi Ganzel
  92. Brighton Public Library, Main Branch, Ontario · The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
  93. Toronto Public Library, Davenport Branch · Norval Morriseau by A.G. Ruffo
  94. British Museum Reading Room, London, England · The Artist’s Eye by R.B. Kitaj
  95. Lehrman Library, Skowhegan, Maine · The Nude, A Study in Ideal Form by Sir Kenneth Clark
  96. RISD-EHP Library, Rome, Italy · Giotto
  97. Hunterdon Sailing Club Library, Clinton, New Jersey · Klutz Book of Knots
  98. Newport Public Library, Rhode Island · Dave Perry's 100 Best Racing Rules Quizzes by Dave Perry
  99. Library Zlin, Czech Republic · Impressions of Africa by Raymond Rousell
  100. Toronto Reference Library · Closed Stacks Request [ not found ]

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Photo · Marcelle St-Amant