Monday, April 7, 2008

Creative use of a marquee

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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?

12 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Oh my, this is a dead ringer for the old Mayfair Burlesque Theater I used to visit when my hormones were just beginning to drive me nuts. I saw things there I tried to find in our library but didn't. I like the photo you posted today. Nice work.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio where you can see a tiny fly on a honey bee's wing.

Jim said...

I like the Guild sign. I always wondered what the library did with the old books. I wonder what our library does with theirs.

BTW, Brians Grandma may be 165 but she dont act like a day over 21.

DeeMom said...

Excellent use of what is there…always nice to see that. Great picture and the history is special…sounds like a neat place to be bookish ;)

Andrea said...

I would rather read the book than watch the movie anyway.

Chuck Pefley said...

I see you have those dreadful parking pay stations in Portland, too. Ours in Seattle too often make inserting and pulling a credit card in and out very difficult. Hope yours are more cooperative.

I like it when theaters continue life beyond their original intended purpose. Marquees are fun!

Have a great week!
~Chuck

Chris said...

I wanted you to know that I stopped by, but because of my shoulder surgery, I can't type with both hands. Visiting the sites, though, has helped brighten my day!

Chris
http://nashville-dailyphoto.blogspot.com

smilnsigh said...

Very good thinking!!!

Mari-Nanci

Photo Cache said...

I just encountered one of those this weekend, and of course I snapped it. Will post in blog soon.

George Townboy said...

Great windshield shot!

brian said...

neat theater marquee for a bookstore. reminds me of terrell, our bookstore is located in an old theater.

thanks for your comments by the way. my grandma acts like she hates being the 'butt' of jokes, but anything i post online about her she forwards or sends out to her friends and laughs about it. she's 82 now, and i got her on the oomputer about 5 years ago. =)

Neva said...

I love books and libraries! I like the photo....

babs said...

Thanks for all the positive comments! And to Olga for putting this up on your blog. I manage the little store in the Central Library and this free piece of advertising was a gift from the landlord of our office space in the Studio Building (just to the south of the Guild).
And as the sign suggests: come see our shop in the library!

www.friends-library.org/store

babs, fls manager