Sharing books. Empowering Indy.

Introducing the public collection:

The Public Collection is a public art and literacy project consisting of artist-designed book share stations, developed to increase access to books and art. The project aims to improve literacy, foster a deeper appreciation of the arts, and promote social and educational justice in our community.

Through a curated process, Indiana-based artists were commissioned to design unique book share stations, or lending libraries, that are installed in community spaces around Indianapolis. The book share stations are free and available to everyone. Borrow and return books at your leisure.

IN THE NEWS

November 3rd, 2016:The Public Collection featured in IndyStar. Read more.

August 31st, 2016: News Release + New Location Announcement. Read more.

July 29th, 2016: The Public Collection featured on Talk Time with Reid Moriarty. Listen.

July 28th, 2016: The Public Collection featured in The Weekly View. Read more.

July 21st, 2016: The Public Collection featured in Indianapolis, IN American Towns. Read more.

July 20th, 2016: The Public Collection featured in IndyStar. Read more.

July 20th, 2016: Stock Our Shelves Signage

May 20th, 2016: The Public Collection featured in CODAworx. Read more.

May 19th, 2016: The Public Collection featured in Connessioni Letterarie. Read more.

December 4th, 2015: The Public Collection featured in Indianapolis Recorder. Read more.

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Artists & Locations

Through a curated process, artists were commissioned to design and install site-specific Public Collection stations. Below, please find a map of all locations, as well as a link to get directions to each location.

View the Artists pages for more.

In the News

November 3rd, 2016:The Public Collection featured in IndyStar. Read more.

August 31st, 2016: News Release + New Location Announcement. Read more.

July 29th, 2016: The Public Collection featured on Talk Time with Reid Moriarty. Listen.

July 28th, 2016: The Public Collection featured in The Weekly View. Read more.

July 21st, 2016: The Public Collection featured in Indianapolis, IN American Towns. Read more.

July 20th, 2016: The Public Collection featured in IndyStar. Read more.

July 20th, 2016: Stock Our Shelves Signage

May 20th, 2016: The Public Collection featured in CODAworx. Read more.

May 19th, 2016: The Public Collection featured in Connessioni Letterarie. Read more.

December 4th, 2015: The Public Collection featured in Indianapolis Recorder. Read more.

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The Public Collection is a public art and literacy project developed by Rachel M. Simon, with support from the Herbert Simon Family Foundation. Books for TPC are supplied and stocked by the Indianapolis Public Library.