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A lower-middle class suburb of Rotterdam played host to the Netherlands’ Princess Laurentien this week, as she unveiled Book Mountain, a new library and town center by MVRDV. Spijkenisse, a quiet neighborhood across from the city’s busy industrial port, has a 10% illiteracy rate—Book Mountain, explains the architects, is an “advertisement for reading.”

A lower-middle class suburb of Rotterdam played host to the Netherlands’ Princess Laurentien this week, as she unveiled Book Mountain, a new library and town center by MVRDV. Spijkenisse, a quiet neighborhood across from the city’s busy industrial port, has a 10% illiteracy rate—Book Mountain, explains the architects, is an “advertisement for reading.”

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    I want to climb it. And then sit on the top, with my legs hanging over the edge, reading.
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