THE ORIGIN OF THE HUMAN LIBRARY
The Human Library or “Menneskebiblioteket” as it is called in Danish, was developed in Copenhagen in the spring of 2000 as a project for Roskilde Festival by Ronni Abergel and his brother Dany and colleagues Asma Mouna and Christoffer Erichsen.
The original event was open eight hours a day for four days straight and featured over fifty different titles. The broad selection of books provided readers with ample choice to challenge their stereotypes and so they did. More than a thousand readers took advantage leaving books, librarians, organisers and readers stunned at the impact of the Human Library. (http://humanlibrary.org/about-the-human-library/)
HUMAN LIBRARY CARDIFF
Human Library Cardiff is the version of Human Library customised to Cardiff, the events are run by Volunteers bring real-local stories to local readers.