Embarrassing prediction time: in September of 2010 I figured the Pop-Up Library was still well off in the future (20 years, Past-Me? Seriously?); though in my own defense I was talking about their being commonplace.
Ryan Mack talks to an unemployed librarian and an architect who converted a bus shelter in Bed-Stuy into a pop-up library — frankly I think this one counts where all those other Public Bookshelves ideas do not because this one has a librarian standing in (or sometimes next to) it.
Finding these things always makes me sad that I didn’t really go for it in my post, because my conception of the pop-up library had begun as wanting to place smart people with internet connections on economically-disadvantaged street corners as a truly embedded reference service.