Little Libraries

On my walk this morning I discovered that I have not just one, not two, not three, but FOUR Little Libraries my neighborhood!

Here they are, each unique, but all variations on such a quaint theme, pictured in order of my discovery of them.  I love the Little Library concept and the fact that there are four so close to me makes a wonderful statement about the quality and literacy of my neighbors.   This is so cool!

AMENDMENT TO THE BLOG ~  actually there are FIVE!   Just added the 5th picture.

Had I not decided to wend my walk down different ways, I never would have stumbled upon them.   So it seems there is much to be said for varying one’s comings and goings and not getting stuck in a routine.  Who knows what one might encounter.


I have “checked out” a book from each of them.

The first one,  which I discovered a couple of weeks ago, at 10 blocks distant is, of the four,  the furthest one from my house, which is interesting that I should find this one first.  From this one I withdrew the book: The Strengths Finder 2.0, by Tom Rath.

The second one, only a half block form my house, I discovered last week and withdrew Taming the Tiger Within, Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions.  by by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Both the third and fourth I discovered this morning.  I was pretty astonished.

The third is about 5 blocks away. From this I withdrew Oryx and Crake, by Margaret Atwood.  It’s a post-apocalyptic novel, so should be interesting reading along side my short story, The Village of the Smokey Hills.

The fourth is about 6 blocks away.  From this I withdrew The Plains of Passage by Jean Auel, its a novel in the series originating with Clan of the Cave Bear.  A nice pairing of imagined pre-history to go with Atwood’s imagined post-history.

From the 5th one, about 6 blocks away form my home, I picked up The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson.

from Wikipedia:

Little Free Libraries are a community movement in the United States and worldwide that offers free books housed in small containers to members of the local community. They are also referred to as community book exchanges, book trading posts, pop-up libraries, and Noox (Neighbourhood bOOk eXchange), amongst other terms