The 7 Most Beautiful New Libraries in America: Today in Critical Linking

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On April 12, the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association announced the seven winners for the 2016 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards.

From people who would know, here are the 7 Most Beautiful New Libraries in America.


Several days a week, he loads books onto makeshift shelves he drapes over his steed, taking them to eager schoolchildren in the remote village of Serang, in central Java. His efforts can seem almost insignificant, given that a study ranked Indonesia 60th out of 61 nations on measures of literate behavior as measured by such factors as access to newspapers, libraries and computers.

Meet “the Don Quixote of Indonesia.”

Delivered by charity The Reading Agency, the Reading Well for Young People campaign is aimed at 13- to 18-year-olds, and provides them with a recommended reading list covering mental health issues from depression to eating disorders, and from anxiety to self-harm, bullying and exam pressure. 

I think books and reading are good. I am not so sure that deploying them so instrumentally is necessarily a good idea, though.

Spiegel & Grau v-p and executive editor Chris Jackson has been named v-p, publisher and editor-in-chief of One World, a multicultural imprint originally founded in 1991.

One World will relaunch in fall 2017, with Jackson acquiring and editing fiction and nonfiction to be published in all formats. A spokesperson for Random House said more details on the size of One World’s list, and forthcoming titles, will be announced at a later date.

This is a very smart move should result in a whole host of great new books.

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