The Center for Fiction by BKSK Architects Brings Books and Sustainability to Brooklyn

The spines of the Center’s 19th-century collection inspired the color palette. Hendomade's custom café tables are topped with paperstone, a composite countertop material made of recycled paper, which has been CNC routed with literary quotes. Photography by Michelle Rose.

Shelves in the bookstore were installed on the entire window-facing wall. Photography by Michelle Rose.

Ladders aid in the retrieval of books on the upper shelves. Photography by Michelle Rose.

The 140-seat auditorium houses public events, including readings, performances, and children's programming. Photography by Michelle Rose.

The writer's studio features locally-made custom wool felt panels that are perforated with the Center's logo, an open book. Photography by Michelle Rose.

Flooring is cork, a detail inspired by libraries. Photography by Michelle Rose.

The reading room is an exclusive space for members to read and relax. Photography by Michelle Rose.

Lounge seating is accompanied by a reading lamp mounted to the wall. Photography by Michelle Rose.

A Toni Morrison portrait defines the stairwell, where the rails are lacquered perforated steel. Photography by Michelle Rose.

Portraits of Virginia Woolf and Edgar Allen Poe peek out from behind the stairs. Photography by Michelle Rose.

A private meeting room features floor-to-ceiling windows. Photography by Michelle Rose.

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