Reading as Poaching 1st edition consists of networks of open libraries installed in public spaces in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Maastricht. Mailboxes function like bookcases stocked with printed booklets containing a selection of previously published texts that are critical of everyday urban life : The Metropolis and Mental Life (Georg Simmel, 1903); Society of the Spectacle (Guy Debord, 1967); The Practice of Everyday Life (Michel de Certeau, 1980). The booklets are be distributed on a regular basis to the supply spots ( before, during and after the exhibition ) and can be taken for free. By means of this gesture, it is an attempt to foster engagement within urban public spaces and facilitate free provision of knowledge and dialogue, transforming the city into an ephemeral «playground».