I'm torn between thinking this is really freaking cool, and mildly insulting.
“The Distributed Library Project is an experiment in sharing information and building community in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
“Unfortunately, the traditional library system doesn't do much to foster community. Patrons come and go, but there is very little opportunity to establish relationships with people or groups of people. In fact, if you try to talk with someone holding a book you like – you'll probably get shushed.”