Footage of The New York Public Library Book Ops Sorting Center Filmed by a Drone

“Flying Around Book Ops” is a short video by photographer Nate Bolt featuring drone footage of the massive book sorting center in Queens, New York that provides material for the 150 branches of the New York and Brooklyn Public Libraries. The machine highlighted in the piece is the second largest in the world, sorting 33,000 items a day on average, including books, DVDs, and other media. The film’s titles were created by illustrator Matt Huynh and the whole thing was set to the song “The Stick” by Ted Leo and Pharmacists.