Watch 52,000 Books Getting Reshelved at The New York Public Library in a Short, Timelapse Film




After being closed for 2+ years for repairs and restoration, The New York Public Library’s historic Rose Main Reading Room reopened earlier this month. Above, you can watch 52,000 books getting reshelved in a quick, two-minute timelapse film. Books getting reshelved. Paint drying. A time lapse film can make everything interesting.

Then watch this very related item: The New York Public Library Unveils a Cutting-Edge Train That Delivers Books.

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