Exploring places and discovering people’s aspirations is one of our goals for this lifestyle blog. New York City is a fast-past environment in which we are all on the go all of the time. Sometimes is nice to stop and enjoy someone else’s hobby, and as such, the hobby of collecting books led to creating a place like Mellow pages Library. Mellow pages lending library is located in Brooklyn, NY here is their mission statement from their tumbler page.
Mellow Pages is an independently-run library & reading room located in Brooklyn, NY focusing on providing limited-print fiction and poetry to the neighborhoods of Bushwick, East Williamsburg and Bed-Stuy. With a collection of over 3,000 titles and zines, come check out the space and have a coffee, crack into a new one.
I discovered Mellow Pages in desperation of finding an interesting piece for my Entertainment Reporting class at Brooklyn College, about a year ago. Thankfully, Time Out New York has awesome events of every kind and I was able to find this particular library. I’m glad I discovered this space to now share with you all!
What’s intriguing about Mellow Pages Library is despite the available technology like tablets and iPhones, people still rather hold and read an actually book. Great isn’t it? I still prefer real books instead of reading it on a tablet. MP, as I call it, actually started out as collections of books two guys wanted to share with their community. Sharing their former space is also something they used to do, as one of the events I attended was an open reading hosted by Luna Luna Magazine (also awesome, check them out!). MP now has a small pop up-library here also in Brooklyn. We were able to stop in and look around the cutest trailer filled with books.
The pop-up place allows people to rent the books for free!! You must return books within thirty days.
We hope they find a new location and we will continue to share their story further on our blog. You can check out articles written on Mellow Pages Library and the two co-founders Matt Nelson and Jacob Perkins here and here. Until the next post!
Have a great week!xo