In case the abundance of eating and boozing establishments in Bywater is getting to be too much, check out this (maybe) coming attraction of a completely different ilk. Artist Candy Chang (of the house-art Before I Die...fame) and writer James A. Reeves own a building on N. Rampart Street and want to put a library and coffee shop on the ground floor of the space. But this is no ordinary library — The Philosopher's Library will be "a sanctuary for confused, anxious, and worn-out people," with classic philosophical tomes and "life-changing books recommended by others." Chang and Reeves also want the "dignified public space" to be used for readings, discussions, and exhibitions. In order for this to happen, though, a zoning switch-up from a two-family residence to a neighborhood business has to be approved. and the owners are holding their required meeting tomorrow at 6 p.m.
· The Philosopher's Library [official site]