Beach Library

Surf. Sand. Library.

Now those are three words that usually don't go together, but there's no reason they shouldn't. Herman Kompernas built a library on the sandy beach of the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Albena and stocked it with over 2,500 books in 10 languages.

"We found a material that is very resistant to sun and water," Kompernas said to Euronews, "We also found a stabilization method very quickly. We chose a sort of pallet construction for under the library to make it very stable against the wind."

Guests are invited to borrow the books (for free) and leave their own when they go home for others to read.

It has what is probably the most relaxing librarian's office in the world:

Photo: EVS at Sofia City Library

Check out the images of the Albena Beach Library over at

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