Monday, April 7, 2008
Creative use of a marquee
The Guild Theatre is not open for business, regularly; it is used for film festivals. Yet its marquee is, as you can see above. Its location exactly one block east of the Central Library makes it the perfect spot to advertise the Friends Store. Here's what City Search has to say about the store: Located just inside the doors of the central library and to the left, this adorable little store is a godsend for the book fiend in your life. It's operated by the Friends of Multnomah County Library, and all proceeds benefit the county's library system. Readers of all genres will appreciate the variety here--from bookends and over-the-shoulder canvas bags to book-themed ties and decorative pillows shaped like William Shakespeare's head.
When I've been to the library, I always noticed the carts of used books for sale, too. I have to stay away from them because I don't have enough room right now for any more books. That's why I'm so lucky that the library is on my bus route home.
I took this photo Saturday afternoon, through the windshield after I'd cleaned off the raindrops with the wipers. I had just parked the car--you remember the parking ticket machine?