My first visit to the Manchester Central Library, following it’s £50m revamp. The council have done a fantastic job, what an amazing building!

View out to street

View out to street

Artist Tim Youd retyping "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess, using the same make and model of type by the author.

Artist Tim Youd retyping “A Clockwork Orange” by Anthony Burgess, using the same make and model of type by the author.
His ‘100 Novels’ project sees him rewriting classic texts onto single sheets of paper backed by an additional sheet using the same make and model typewriter used by the author. He then runs this doubled paper through the typewriter repeatedly, until every word of the novel has been retyped.
Upon completion, the two pages—a positive and negative image—are mounted as a diptych, representing two pages of an open book.
More here – http://www.timyoud.com/typewriter-series.html

Original signage

Original signage

Trying out the movable bookshelves...

Trying out the movable bookshelves…

Reading Room dome

Reading Room dome

View from Reading Room to main entrance

View from Reading Room to main entrance

View of Reading Room dome from main entrance

View of Reading Room dome from main entrance

Central Library reflected in building opposite

Central Library reflected in building opposite

Comings and goings..

Comings and goings..