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Jeff O'Neal

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Jeff O'Neal is the executive editor of Book Riot and Panels. He also co-hosts The Book Riot Podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @thejeffoneal.


A few months ago, I wrote about a small, portable reading room called “The Read Nest.” Now, I have a real nest made for reading. And it is huge.

Designed by artist Mark Reigelman, The Reading Nest is installed in the garden of the Cleveland Public Library. Made of over 10,000 wood boards reclaimed from local industrial sites, the nest is 13 feet tall and 36 feet in diameter. The goal of the reading next is to provide quiet, isolated space for reading, sitting, and contemplation. The nest will be on display through October 13th, so if you are in the Cleveland area….well, you know what to do.


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