Posted on 08/17/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Here’s your feel-good Friday story: An artist is spearheading an effort to rebuild a Baghdad library destroyed during the war in Iraq.

Wafaa Bilal, an Iraqi-American artist, is doing so through his installation at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, reports

The installation is a set of white bookshelves filled with a thousand blank books, and viewers are invited to contribute actual books (from an Amazon wish list) to replace them.

Supporters can also donate online to the project, which benefits the College of Fine Arts at the University of Baghdad.

Read more about Bilal and his project on the Smithsonian’s website.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Libraries

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