the library of unwritten books

As many of you may or may not know, Richard Brautigan’s book The Abortion was one of my major insirations to become a librarian, in the hopes that I can one day live in the library that I work in. That book has inspired others to do different things, like the Library of Unwritten Books for example.

The project, called the Library of Unwritten Books, is the brainchild of Sam Brown and Caroline Jupp, who have been travelling around Britain collecting tales from ordinary people they meet on the street. Using a converted shopping cart that doubles as their “mobile recording unit,” the pair ask strangers if they have any ideas for books. They then convert each narrative kernel into a précis only a few pages in length. [thanks iboy]