Friday essay: the library – humanist ideal, social glue and now, tourism hotspot (The Conversation)

New-to-me, from The Conversation: Friday essay: the library – humanist ideal, social glue and now, tourism hotspot. “Last year two Danish librarians – Christian Lauersen and Marie Eiriksson – founded Library Planet: a worldwide, crowdsourced, online library travel guide. According to them, Library Planet is meant to inspire travellers ‘to open the awesome book that is our world of libraries, cities and countries’.”