Although it’s suffered some delays The Bangkok City Gallery, Bangkok’s first 24-hour library, has arrived (however, it will only open from 8am to midnight during its first few months, in order to see if there’s truly a demand for round-the-clock reading materials). The structure itself is a three-story, 4,950 sq.m neo-classical designed building located in the city’s Old Town. The space promises something for everyone, including plenty of open-floor reading space and sections devoted to Thai culture, Asian literature, world literature, and more—an estimated 30,000 books in all. In addition, there will be an education center, a film and letters archive, an on-site cafe, and computers for searching e-books. Admission is free.