The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)

On President Clinton Avenue at No. 1200, in the heart of the vibrant River Market area of Little Rock, Arkansas, the visitor finds The William J. Clinton Presidential Center. The building has a transparent, modern, aerial structure, echoing the nearby bridge over the Arkansas River. The Center was planned by architects James Polshek and Richard…

Public Spaces for Reading and Research in Fayetteville (NW Arkansas, USA)

While the visitor can have access to the libraries of the Arkansas University, located throughout the campus, in this article we present two of Fayetteville`s facilities which are meant for wide public access, irrespective of the focus of study or interest. One of them is The Fayetteville Public Library, also known as the Blair Library;…

Books Paradises of Dickson Street, Fayetteville (NW Arkansas, USA)

Dickson Street is considered the entertainment part of Fayetteville, by locals and students of Arkansas University* alike. Lots of bars, restaurants, and small designer shops are located on this street, one of the oldest in town. There are festivals going on there every season, and everywhere you stumble upon a doggie (Fayettevillians are renown as…

Bookish Businesses

Bookmobiles or mobile libraries have been a constant presence in cities, Western world and Eastern bloc alike. In the former, the idea that stood at the basis of such an enterprise was Andrew Carnegie`s project according to which each person should have both financial and intellectual access to books; in the latter, it was thought…