BOOKSHELVES is a non-circulating library installation and curatorial platform. Located in the storefront portion of 3307 is a floor-to-ceiling structure of moveable shelves, three of which contain a rotation of titles-on-loan from guest curators in ‘thought residence.’
In addition to providing titles-on-loan, guest curators are invited to rearrange both the permanent collection and the shelving structure according to an organizing principle they choose. Curators then co-develop a public program with library director Amanda Martin Katz to translate their inquiry into a performative, and often participatory, format. These programs are designed to conjoin cerebral and somatic experiences of text.