Lovely self-portraits of people and their books.

Last month, the New York Public Library installed some photobooths in a few of its branches, inviting visitors to capture a moment from their visit and share why they’re there.

As of today, 3,043 photos have been taken in the photobooths, and they can all be viewed on the NYPL Photobooth Flickr. The collection is a fascinating look at the diverse personalities who visit and a reminder that the public library -- at least in New York City -- is alive and kicking.

(h/t Gothamist)

All images by NYPL Photo Booth on Flickr 

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