A human library is the breath of life for an industry in decline. While the borrowing of books from libraries has gone down year by year due to the increasing availability of e-books and online publications, the need for good stories hasn't died.
The Human Library is an organization that rents out interesting people to tell you stories. The stories may be fictional or factual but the one thing you know for sure is that it'll be interesting. If you've ever wondered about how a Shaolin monk lives, then rather than taking out a history book, you can just ask him.
In an age where the distance of human connection is such a hot topic and online interaction is taking over for real human interaction, this is a refreshing reminder that people really have something to say.