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Free Books for Commuters!

A lending library on the subway, where the books are accessible by smartphone? Well, almost. Three students from the Miami Ad School proposed "The Underground Library," an innovative idea to encourage people to patronize the NYPL's branches. Passengers could scan a tome's title on a poster with their phones and download the first 10 pages (even without 3G or Wi-Fi) to peruse on their devices while on the train. Then, upon emerging onto the street, a map would appear, indicating the nearest library that has the (archaic but still lovable) hard copy available. [Dezeen]