The Floating Library of Minnesota


With 10,000 lakes, it was bound to happen: The Floating Library, an eight foot square stocked with 80 books. Most of the volumes are handmade art books, the Star Tribune reports. Artist Sarah Peters created the library and serves as its librarian on weekends through the end of August.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →