WE BUILD LIBRARIES
We are working to restore some of Nairobi's most iconic public libraries into sites of heritage, public art, collective memory, knowledge production, shared experiences, cultural leadership and information exchange.
Let’s gate-crash a 1930’s bash!
Every year on 11th December, Book Bunk hosts an annual fundraising Gala at the McMillan Memorial Library to raise money for our library restoration work as well as to remind our communities that libraries can serve as hotspots for glamour and culture, and as new exciting spaces for meaningful interaction!
Book Bunkers will guide you through McMillan Memorial Library, Nairobi's oldest library, opened in 1931 where you can peruse the shelves of East African literature and periodicals from the early 20th century to present-day. You will then get to experience Book Bunk's vision for public libraries at the recently restored Eastlands and Kaloleni libraries. You will explore Kenyan history-making in Kaloleni where Kenya's first parliamentary election results were announced in 1963. And discover the birthplaces of some of Kenya’s most iconic artists.