The Reanimation Library


Inside an old box factory in Brooklyn, N.Y., there are shelves upon shelves of discarded texts -- bizarre how-to manuals, grossly outdated atlases, back number encyclopedias.

It sounds like a place where old books go to die. But at the Reanimation Library, these paper orphans are getting a second life.

"Most of the books I collect would be considered useless, and most libraries would have taken them out of circulation," said Andrew Beccone, a New York City resident and founder of the Reanimation Library. "But you can show their continued relevance by pointing to the visual material."

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