THIS LIBRARY

Welcome to THIS LIBRARY!

A first attempt to start a libary with the books in my studio.
Every time I had to move my studio – 8 times in the last 10 years – I regreted having so many books. They are heavy, they need specific furniture and space, they are reminder of all the things I don't know yet or am not thinking about constantly. Also, I often forget which books I have and only remember them when I move and I have to take them in my hand. During moving, I often end up sitting down, leafing through the forgotten books and start to read.
THIS LIBRARY project is an attempt to find out, if I can make use of my books in a better way. I would like other people to be able to look at them as well, and maybe my books can become tools to connect to others and start a conversation.

I have worked in second hand bookshop and a library as a book cataloguer. As THIS LIBRARY will be neither a commercial nor an academic project, I think it would be good to questions existing standards, categories, borrowing conditions and exchange strategies. At the moment – January 14th 2018 – the idea is to add a minimum of 5 new books per week to the catalogue. At one point, the will also be a catalogue available to download.
If you have any questions or suggestions about THIS LIBRARY or any of the books, please feel free to get in touch: mail@lisawilkens.com