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A visit to the Brautigan Library(external link)

The Brautigan Virtual Library(external link)

The Library of Unwritten Books

The Library of Unwritten Books(external link) is a collection of possible books. Short interviews are recorded with people about a book they dream of writing or making. Limited edition mini books are published from transcripts of the interviews, which are made available to readers at exhibitions and special events. Touring book-boxes also display the books at everyday venues such as cafés, pubs, libraries and launderettes.

The concept was inspired by a fictional book repository featured in The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966 by cult American writer, Richard Brautigan. (...) Inspired by the non-selective ethos of the Brautigan library, Caroline Jupp and Sam Brown founded Library of Unwritten Books in 2002. The books are collected through random encounters in shopping centres, parks, and city streets, and by invitations to visit literature festivals, public libraries and community centres.

Youngs, Ian. The art of not writing books(external link) BBC News Monday, 2 August, 2004.

Library features books that have yet to be written(external link) CBC Arts 03 Aug 2004

From the Alien Online Blog(external link):

Librarians Sam Brown and Caroline Jupp are collecting story ideas from random strangers for an art project they call 'The Library of Unwritten Books', which, unless my memory fails me (an entirely plausible scenario) was a concept first put forward in Neil Gaiman's magnum opus, The Sandman(external link).

Mind you, Gaiman's version was much more interesting: the tomes on the shelves of the Dream-lord Morpheus' Library of the Unwritten were all volumes that only ever existed in the dreams of their authors, rather than just ideas that people have had but don't have time to develop into actual novels.