Theaster Gates
Conversion of Prairie Avenue Bookstore into a small public library
14,000 Volumes
Acquisition: October 28, 2009
2 year-design build project

Dorchester Projects houses a small library including 14,000 volumes from the now-closed Prairie Avenue Art and Architecture Bookstore. By relocating these resources into a restored local space, a diverse audience is encouraged to access and use them for research, contemplation and performance material – enhancing both the edifying and creative function of a library while enabling an empowered sense of ownership for the community.