A Library’s Grand Opening

'Give me your unread, your dusty, your huddled pages yearning...'
Juan Pablo Plazas and Gabri Molist designed and built a new library for VROOM. For the library's performative inauguration, people were invited to bring their least favorite books from home for a live auction. But instead of prices going up, they went down with each bid. The worst books - the ones nobody wanted, not even for a cent –  found a new home in the library, where they'll stay for good.

 Pictures by Ernest Thiesmeier.