the reading lounge litteraturens plads has been designed with architect david garcia for the main library in the copenhagen borough of frederiksberg. the library finds itself in a situation, where many books are being lent, but where people spend less, if any time in the library itself, since the books can been found and reserved on the library’s web page. thus this project was carried out in close collaboration with the librarians that felt the need for a space, in which the visitor would be encouraged to stay in the library just a little longer and thereby maybe meet unexpected encounters with works or subjects. with the new reading lounge the library can curate the display of certain writers, subjects etc, as well as it can host readings and study groups in an environment that is utterly comfortable and informal, and yet away from home. furniture and cabinet making was exquisitely produced by danish furniture maker bo-ex.