In New York we have a “Library Hotel” as well as several bars named “Library”. And as about a month ago, there is also a chocolatier looking to open his business under the name “Chocolate Library”. Yet there is a 2006 New York state law requiring the education commissioner’s approval to incorporate a business under a name that includes the words library, school, academy, institute or kindergarten. This is supposed to prevent commercial businesses from being mistaken with educational institutions. The New York Times reports that the Chocolate Library’s lawyer recently received a letter from the state.
The chocolatier finds the matter absurd. “No one is coming in here confusing us as a library.”
I personally don't find the idea of a chocolate library a stroke of genius. What if someone actually takes the idea seriously and tries to return some chocolate after a three week “circulation”??