Edwin de Kuiper took the idea behind the oldfashioned pendulum clock and used it to build a bookcase. The philosophy behind the design is that each book tells a story and therefore has a piece of time within itself. A bookcase can thus be seen as a ‘timekeeper’. The bookcase moves if you take out or put in ‘time’. On YouTube you can see how this works: Bookcase ‘Move on Time’ at bookstore Praamstra.
This moving bookcase ‘move on time’ was exhibited at bookstore Praamstra in Deventer, The Netherlands up until 16 March 2014. That dated the end of the so called Booksweek, a special and annually recurring week in the Netherlands concerning – you guessed it – novels. In 2014 the theme of the week was ‘traveling’. Very appropriately therefore, the bookcase was turned into a little free library. This way, books travel all over the world.
Bookstore Praamstra filled up the bookcase with their own books. Visitors of the store took out books and replaced them with their own. They could also change the position of the bookcase, if they wanted.
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