Beach library

Beach library constructed by a German architect is located in Bulgaria’s Black Sea resort Albena.

It is the first beach library in the EU and the third – worldwide.

Over 2500 books available into 10 languages. Each book is marked with a national flag of the language the book is written in.

Library is free. The guests are leaving their own books for others before returning home plus if one haven’t finish to read a book s/he took, s/he can leave already read one, so the library to remain always rich.

Herman Kompernas, the library’s architect and project manager, explained: “We found a material that is very resistant to sun and water. We also found a stabilisation method very quickly. We chose a sort of palette construction for under the library to make it very stable against the wind.” In rainy weather the books are protected by vinyl, fastened with a zipper.

The beach library of Albena is 12 linear meters long, it has 140 shelves with capacity to collect more than 4,000 readings and is tow-sided for easy accessibility.

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