When Libraries Went without Starbucks

The Wall Street Journal prints an encomium to a library without a coffee shop. In fact, the article’s author praises the library as a place for reading — not as a place for consumer satisfaction, not as a place for 2.0 this and that, not as place on a virtual island bought with Linden dollars.  Could such a structure happen again today?

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University of Pennsylvania's Fisher Fine Arts Library

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