Check Out The Human Library

Dates and Times:
Monday, August 26th, 2019, 1 PM – 4 PM
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, 1 PM – 4 PM
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, 1 PM – 4 PM
Thursday, August 29th, 2019, 1 PM – 4 PM
Friday, August 30th, 2019, 1 PM – 4 PM
Saturday, August 31st, 2019, 1 PM – 4 PM
Mature Audiences
Located at Art:
The Flybrary


For the first time ever in Burning Man history, The Human Library will be traveling to the Playa! The Human Library will take place at The Flybrary Art Installation.
Alongside curated books, catwalks, and nooks for reading and conversing, the Flybrary Art Installation will be host to the first ever Human Library at Burning Man. The Flybrary is a 20 ft steel head with a flock of book-like birds flying out of the top of the head, signifying freedom of thought. Within the planar head you will find an enveloping space, with an open ceiling filled with soft light, catwalks and a library of books as well as The Human Library.
The Human Library is designed to take the concept of a traditional library and bring it to life. Instead of offering books, this is a library where real people are on loan to readers. We want to break through stereotypes, prejudices, and walls that divide people by creating a safe space where open, and honest conversations can take place. Our human books belong to one or many diverse groups in society that are often stigmatized as a result of who they are, choices they have made, or an experience they have had. Around the world we publish titles across the spectrum of mental health, gender, sexuality, occupation, lifestyle, religion and many more. We want to encourage people “not to judge a book by its cover”! The goal of The Human Library is to challenge prejudice and stereotypes; while creating better understanding of who we are as people through unhindered dialogue.
Join us Monday through Saturday, August 26-31, 2019 at the Flybrary Art Installation between the hours 1:00-4:00 P.M. each day. During these times, you’ll be able to peruse a variety of human books available for checkout. Check one out for 20 to 30 minutes and open your mind to hearing a story from someone you never would have expected to meet.