Brooklynâ€™s Reanimation Library aims to build a collection of books that have fallen out of mainstream use. It privileges â€œâ€˜outdatedâ€™ graphic information over current textual information,â€ and most of the libraryâ€™s 530 volumes were produced in or before the 1970s.
Located in Proteus Gowanus, the institution is open Thursdays and Fridays from 3 – 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 6 p.m., and otherwise by appointment. A scanner is available for patronsâ€™ use.
Volunteers, including designers and archivists, are welcome. A searchable catalog is in the works. (Found via Teetotaling â€” the blog, not the activity.)