Monday, March 27, 2006
Boston Public Library
Speaking of hip spaces, the Boston Public (Copley Square) was a great place to hang out when you wanted a break from all the conference hoopla.
Don't get me wrong--I worked hard at a lot of behind-the-scenes hoopla at this show--but it was such a refreshing jolt to wander through the stacks and remember what an urban public library IS and DOES and who uses it on 2:30 pm on a random Thursday afternoon. There were young entrepreneurs writing business plans, retirees, high school students, and a good chunk of English-as-a-second-language speakers in between.