145 Harlow St
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Join the Bangor League for a discussion of Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World by Henry
Using vivid examples and illustrations, Grabar sketches the history of parking in the U.S., telling a mesmerizing story about the strange and wonderful superorganism that is the modern American city. In a beguiling and often absurdly hilarious mix of history, politics, and reportage, Grabar brilliantly surveys the pain points of the nation’s parking crisis, from Los Angeles to Disney World to New York, stopping at every major American city in between. He reveals how the pathological compulsion for car storage has exacerbated some of our most acute problems—from housing affordability to the accelerating global climate disaster—ultimately, lighting the way for us to free our cities from parking’s cruel yoke.
The book group meets at the Bangor Public Library. If you would like to join by Zoom, please email Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.