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Ikea Creates World's Longest Outdoor Bookcase on Sydney's Bondi Beach

Ikea Creates World's Longest Outdoor Bookcase on Sydney's Bondi Beach

To celebrate the 30th birthday of its signature furniture piece, Ikea lined up 30 of its red Billy Bookcases ($60) on Sydney's popular Bondi Beach on Sunday, effectively forming the world's longest outdoor bookcase. The Swedish retailer filled the cases with beach reads for surfers, swimmers, and sunbathers to swap with one of their own or make a gold coin donation to buy, with proceeds going to the Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation. The bookcases were fastened to thick sheets of wood to keep them steady in the sand. The Billy Bookcase is a classic, streamlined design that's been used to store everything from pantry items to novels in homes all over the world, but it's rare to see it used in a public space; how fun! I only wish this outdoor library would remain up all year-round. But then again, particleboard isn't exactly made to withstand the elements.


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kedawen kedawen 6 years
This is really cool!! I can only imagine all the amazing books that were on the shelves. Makes me want to go to my local library even more (I haven't been able to find time)!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
This is so awesome!!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
This is <i>so</i> awesome!!
kaliyuja12 kaliyuja12 6 years
what an AWESOMEEEEEEE idea! love it! wish there could be bookcases full of amazing books everywhere i went outdoors!
kaliyuja12 kaliyuja12 6 years
what an AWESOMEEEEEEE idea! love it! wish there could be bookcases full of amazing books everywhere i went outdoors!
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