Pop-up library The Book Stop Project is now a permanent fixture in Intramuros, open all 24 hours of the day.
First installed at the Ayala Triangle Gardens in April 2016, the mobile library has pop-up in several spots around Metro Manila, including Bonifacio High Street in Taguig, and in front of San Sebastian Church in Manila.
The brain child of WTA Architecture and Design Studio, The Book Stop Project is basically shelves with a roof where anybody can walk in and read or take books without having to register for anything.
It's a mobile library meant to bring literature closer to people, and two years later, permanent structures of the pop-up library are being installed.
One such permanent fixture is The Book Stop at Plaza Roma, across Manila Cathedral. Anyone can just walk up to it, take a book, and sit on a bench to read.
"Ang goal talaga ng Book Stop is, iinsert 'yong library na maging regular part ng buhay mo o ng araw mo," architect William Ti shared in an interview with Balitanghali Tuesday.
Their collection has grown from some 300 to over a thousand books and John Arcilla from the Intramuros Administration said that these have helped attract visitors to the famous Walled City. — Aya Tantiangco/LA, GMA News