Human Library - Take out a prejudice

The Human Library Press Archive

Below we have compiled a collection of press clips from Human Library events around the world. Have a look at some examples of articles from newspapers, radio interviews and tv reports using the links below.

2010


March 15th

BBC Radio 4 (United Kingdom) - Title: "Living Books" by Sandy Toksvig and Beth O´Dea

- 30 minutes radio feature about the Human Library featuring interviews  with local organizers from across the globe and founder Ronni Abergel.

LINK: Visit the BBC´s website to listen to the program (expires March 23rd, 2010)

LINK: Listen to an MP3 of the program (will open in new window with Quicktime Player)


March 9th

The Guardian (United Kingdom) - Title: "The Human Library" by John Domokos

- video segment composed of books and readers from the Crisis hosted Human Library event in London on March 4th, 2010

LINK: Visit the Guardian website and watch the segment in English


February 23rd

Voice of America (Turkey) - Title: "Turkey´s Human Library Hopes to Battle Prejudice With Human Books" by Dorian Jones

- article reporting from the Human Library in Turkey

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February 14th

Denmarks Radio (Denmark) - TV program DEADLINE featuring Human Library creator and founder of the Human Library Organization with books in debate with member of the European Parliament for the Danish People´s Party about stigma and prejudice. Aired on DR2 and hosted by Jes Stein Pedersen

- Link to tv program in Danish


2009

November 21st

Cyprus Mail (Cyprus) - Title: "Embracing Diversity" by Zoé Christodoulides

- article reporting from the Human Library event on Diversity Day in Cyprus

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September 1st

Der Spiegel (Germany) - Title: "Teaching Danes to Not Judge A Book By Its Cover" by Henryk M. Broder

-  article reporting from the Human Library at the King´s Garden in Copenhagen, Denmark

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 August 31st 

Der Spiegel (Germany) - Title: "Dänemarks lebende Bücher - Leih mich aus!" by Henryk M. Broder

- article reporting from the Human Library at the King´s Garden in Copenhagen, Denmark

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August 29th

Berlingske Tidende (Denmark) - Title: "Do you want to borrow a Stripper?" by Johanna Vallentin

- article reporting from the Human Library Festival in Copenhagen, Denmark

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August 29th 

TV-2 Lorry (Denmark) - Title: "The Human Library" by Annie Aurby

- tv clip from the first day of the event at Kings Garden in Copenhagen, Denmark

LINK to the clip in Danish


August 29th

Politiken (Denmark) - Title: Eyewitness: Borrow a person and take out your prejudice!

- page 2 portrait of a reading session by Polfoto photographer Thea Rosenberg

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August 27th

Børsen (Denmark) - Title: "Take your favorite prejudice"

- note on the upcoming Human Library event at King´s Garden

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August 27th

Politiken (Denmark) - Title: "Borrow a Stripper in the King´s Garden" by Anders Hjort

- article explaining the Human Library event about to take place at King´s Garden in Copenhagen

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April 22nd

Santa Monica Daily Press (USA) - Title: "Books´ and readers swap stories" by Will Weiss

- article reporting from the Human Library event at Santa Monica Public Library in Los Angeles, California

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March 12th

The Globe and Mail (Canada) - Title: "Talking books that actually talk back" by Dawn Matheson

- article about the first Human Library at the University of Guelph, Canada

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February 26th

The Star (Canada) - Title: "Experience that speaks volumes" by Emily Mathieu

- article about the Human Library and plans to introduce in Toronto later this year

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February 8th

CBC Sunday News (Canada) - Title: "Borrow a stereotype" By Kevin Robertson

- tv news feature about the launch of the Living Libraries program in the United States, fall 2008

WATCH the tv-clip on CBC Canada´s website


2008

December 3rd

The Guardian (United Kingdom) - Title: "Taken as read" by Saba Salman

- article about the Human Library program and the recent event at Bournemouth Library, England.

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November 18th

Los Angeles Times (United States) - Title: "Human Library that open minds" by Sonja Bolle

- article about the reporter and childrens experience with the Human Library in Santa Monica, California.

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November 6th

Edinburgh Evening News (United Kingdom) - Title: "City to open the book on Human Library" by N/A

- note on the upcoming launch of the Human Library in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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October 24th

The Seattle Post Intelligencer (United States) - Title: "At this library, you can check out a person instead" by John Iwasaki

- article about the Human Library at Bainbridge Island Public Library outside Seattle, Washington.

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October 20th

The Library Journal (United States) - Title: "Human Library Debuts in Santa Monica" by Norman Oder

- article about the launch of the Human Library in the United States.

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October 17th

The NY Times (United States) - Title: "Santa Monica Library Offers Books That Talk Back" by John Rogers/AP

- article about the launch of the Human Library in Santa Monica, California.

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September 25th

Wynnum Herald (Australia) - Title: "Living books share special experiences" by N/A

- article about Kathy Noble and the Human Library at Garden City Library.

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September 19th

LA PRESSE (Canada) - Title: "Une «bibliothèque humaine» pour contrer les préjugés" by Marc Thibodeau

- article on the Human Library concept and history featuring interview with a young muslim book from the national bus tour.

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July 23rd

Macleans Magazine (Canada) - Title: "I'd like to renew Lesbian Feminist" by Patricia Treble

- article in weekly about the Human Library and its travels across the world.

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June 28th

ASAHI Shimbuyn (Japan) - Title: N/A

- article on the Human Library at IDEA Store in London.

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June 23rd

NOUSE (United Kingdom) - Title: "I would like to borrow a muslim" by Alex Forsyth

- report from the Human Library at the Idea Store in London.

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June 22nd

JOURNAL NOW (United States) - Title: "Library offers meeting of minds" by Nigel Alston

- column offering af reflection on the dimensions and perspectives in a Human Library.

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June 4th

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR (United States) - Title: "Borrow a Muslim? A 'living
library' to prick stereotypes" by Mark Rice-Oxley.

- article on the Human Library at the IDEA Store in London.

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April 24th

FREDERICIA DAGBLAD (Denmark) - Title: "Human Library bus tour to be repeated" by N/A

- short note on the return of the bus with living books.

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April 23rd

BBC Radio - interview with Human Library founder Ronni Abergel-

- interview about the Human Library schematics and UK launch in London.

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April 22nd

THE TIMES (United Kingdom) - Title: "The new library fad: borrow a person" by David Baker

- article about the UK launch of the Human Library at Swiss Cottage Central Library in London.

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January 10th

 

NYHEDSAVISEN (Denmark) - Title: "Borrow a Somali" by Astrid Krag

- article about the Human Library at the Danish Parliament.

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2007

November 27th

THE AUSTRALIAN (Australia) - Title: "I´m deadset against Living Books" by Jonathan Porter

- article about the Human Library launch in Australia

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August 19th

FYENS STIFTSTIDENDE (Denmark) - Title: "Interview: Homosexual" by Bine Madsen

- Article mentioning the Human Library at Skanderborg Festival.

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August 17th

BERLINGSKE TIDENDE (Denmark) - Title: "Borrow a human being" by Stine Troense

- Article about the Human Library bus tour.

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August 16th

Danish News Agency DAGBLADENES BUREAU. Title: "Lesbians hate men, don't they?" by Bine Madsen

- Feature article about the Human Library at Skanderborg Festival.

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August 8th

Danish website TV2 News Online. TV-Clip - Title: "Borrow a lesbian at a Festival" by RIMD

- Flash Player clip in Danish. Link to TV2 Online


 

2006 

September 28th

FYENS STIFTSTIDENDE (Denmark) Title: "My day as a prejudice" by Living book and journalist Jørgen Volmer

- Article about the reporters experience being a book, the reporter book.

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June 1st

JYLLANDSPOSTEN (Denmark) - Title: "The Middle East is coming" by Peter Kronsted

- article about the Images of the Middle East Festival mentioning the Human Library.


March 1st

CURRENT TV (United States) - Title:"Human Library" by Mariana Van Zeller & Darren Foster

- report from the Human Library event in Malmø, Sweden featuring interview with founder Ronni Abergel.

CLICK HERE to watch the report in English


 

2005 

September 10th

JYLLANDSPOSTEN  (Denmark) - Title: "Prejudices: Take out your prejudice" by Camilla Natascha Nivaro

- interview with books from the Human Library at Nørrebro Festival,


August 25th

THE TELEGRAPH (United Kingdom). Title: "Library that lets you take out people who are left on the shelf" by David Rennie

- article about a Human Library project in the Netherlands.

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August 21st

BERLINGSKE TIDENDE (Denmark). "Borrow a Dane" by Pernille Mainz

- Article about a Human Library event in Sweden.


POLITIKEN (Denmark). Title:  "Danes think they are funny. Especially men" by Line Jakobsen

- Feature article about a Human Library event in the south of Sweden.


August 19th

FYENS STIFTSTIDENDE (Denmark). Title: "Bargain: Borrow a Dane" by N/A

- Article about a Human Library event in Malmø, Sweden.


August 17th

JYLLANDSPOSTEN (Denmark). Title: "Borrow a Dane in Sweden" by Ritzaus Bureau

- Article about a Human Library event in Malmø Sweden where readers can take out a Dane.


2004

September 15th

KRISTELIGT DAGBLAD (Denmark). Title: "Five prejudices about Ali" by Morten Rasmussen

- Interview with book Ali Nicolaisen during a visit to a Human Library at the Northbridge Festival in Copenhagen.

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2003 

August 16th

INFORMATION (Denmark) - Title:  "Safe from prejudice" by Anders Haar Rasmussen

- Feature about the progress of the Human Library since its launch.

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2000

July 4th

Danish Newspaper in Flensburg, Germany - Title: "Borrow a person you dont like" by N/A

- Article about the Human Library at Roskilde Festival.


June 30th 

POLITIKEN (Denmark) - Title. "Roskilde Day 1" by Jakob Albrect 

- Tells in his article about the Human Library and what can be done there.


June 29th

INFORMATION (Denmark) - Title. "Borrow your favorite prejudice" by Ida Damgaard Andersen

- First article ever brought about the Human Library at Roskilde Festival.  - http://www.information.dk/47914 - link to the artice in Danish. 


 POLITIKEN LIVE (Denmark) - Title. "From fries to Pina Coladas" by Rikke Egelund & Bo Søndergaard.

- Article about the reporters program for the opening next day. Planning to visit the Human Library.


 

(Upd. 15/03/10)