Psst ... here's a secret for you: Libraries are the happenin' places to be!
They begin to line up on the sidewalk as much as an hour before the doors open. At 10 a.m. they make a mad dash through all three entrances. Security guards estimate they are 200 to 300 strong, race-walking in their eagerness to get inside.
Is it the box office for a hot concert? A store selling the latest, coolest video game player? A sports event?
No, it's San Francisco's public library.
To the surprise of nearly everyone, libraries are hot. The city's Main Library has such a rush of visitors every morning when they open that one staffer jokingly refers to it as, "the running of the bulls."
Previously on Neatorama: Beautiful Libraries Around the World