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La Noche de las Librerías

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, April 03, 2007, at 09:42AM

Tim sent me an interesting link yesterday to coverage of a Bookstore Night in Buenos Aires. Four blocks were closed off so that people could wander between bookstores and street performances. Tim asks:

Saw this on an Buenos Aires blog and wondered it downtown LA could do the same thing. The questions are: Is downtown LA ready and if so, on what blocks would the merchants be most receptive.

My answer would be an enthusiastic yes. Immediately my mind went to the Downtown Art Walk. The monthly walk is great, but every six months or so this is what Art Walk should be: a big pedestrian party centered around art.

It's not like I'm the first to have this idea. Russell Brown, president of DLANC, has certainly mentioned it as something he would love to see happen. Someone just needs to take this idea and run with it.

Definitely check out the link above if for nothing else than the picture of people sitting on couches in the street. That seems like fun.


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