Swoon Over This Open Air Library in a Belgian Vineyard

It seems our recent survey of wonderful repurposed libraries might have had one major omission: Bookyard, a vineyard-turned-outdoor-library created by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini in Ghent, Belgium as part of the TRACK art festival. “Visitors can borrow, buy or exchange secondhand books here in the symbolic shadow of the Book Tower,” explains the press release. “Bartolini installs the bookcases in line with the vines, leaning against and parallel to the slope of the garden. According to Bartolini, books too can broaden the mind, just like good wine.” Click through to check out a few additional shots of the amazing (if sadly, temporary) installation, which we spotted thanks to Laughing Squid.


Photo credit: Jan Berckmans


Photo credit: Jan Berckmans


Photo credit: Jan Berckmans


Photo credit: TRACK


Photo credit: TRACK