Doctor Who Super Fan Builds a TARDIS Library for His Detroit Neighborhood #ArtTuesday
What real-life object really is bigger on the inside? A book, of course – via My Modern Met
For many years, free libraries have brought communities together through the act of sharing books. Often, this endeavor takes the form of small, waist-high boxes that sit along sidewalks and by parks. With a “take a book, leave a book” policy, you have a dozen or so titles to choose from. In Detroit, however, one Doctor Who devotee has taken the idea and created his own life-sized TARDIS library.
TARDIS is Doctor Who’s iconic—if not unconventional—time machine. Even if you’ve never watched the show, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the bright blue box before; it’s a permanent fixture of popular culture. Even as the show’s actors change, TARDIS is the mainstay.
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