The Book Bench: The Occupy Wall Street Library

The morning of day twelve of the Occupy Wall Street protest, a few people are waving signs and shouting slogans. Mostly, though, everyone is just hanging out. They take naps, play board games, and pick up books from the haphazardly organized library that occupies a bench on the side of Zuccotti Park…

 

On my visit to the library this morning, I was supplied with a full history of the institution by its appointed caretaker, Betsy Fagin.

 

Betsy said that she had seen people passing around “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life,” by Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of The Center for Nonviolent Communication…

 

 

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