Chris Cobb, a San Francisco artist, created an installation art piece by arranging the books in Adobe Books by color. He called his work “There is Nothing Wrong in this Whole Wide World” and it was one of the most endearing pieces of art I’ve ever experienced. Just by grouping the books in an order outside the norm caused me to discover books I’d likely never pick up. And the overall effect of the rainbow of colors was incredible– it diffused happiness throughout the store. I am now a huge Adobe bookstore fan, what with their resident cat and willingness to be the site of this great work.
It lasted from November 2004 through January 2005, but I’m only writing about it now b/c I started reading I Capture the Castle, a book I found in the green section.
McSweeney’s interview with Chris Cobb.
Chronicle article, with picture of the artist.
Lots of photos at Flickr.