Imagine a time when people believed that design might impact the way a person read, or that they did read. Imagine if energy went into creating spaces of mingling and thinking. Seattle, that great, wet, pomo hill-hugging city of vintage, lattes, and brick, has some very cool libraries, including the great new public library. This beauty is clearly not designed by Rem Koolhaas, and meant more as a place to read Lucretius, rather than Eunoia. What entirely new spaces would one concoct? The Hound has always been partial to rafts, or tree forts. Something with a very large moat.