Saturday, June 28, 2014

Share A Book

I was out for a walk in the Casa Loma neighbourhhood and happened upon a Little Free Library box. I had heard of them but this is the first one I have seen so I immediately crossed the road and there in the middle of the row of books was Sue Grafton's "W Is For Wasted"!  Needless to say, I brought it home and am now half-way through. I love the idea of these little libraries - click here to read more about them. 

27 comments:

cieldequimper said...

This is marvellous. I don't think it would stay stocked here.

Stefan Jansson said...

Great idea. I have left a few books on park benches for everyone to take home.

Birdman said...

Seen these a lot. Good idea and FUN!

The Furry Gnome said...

I'm enjoying your ongoing pix of TO. We lived there for 3 years 40 years ago and loved it, though I hate the traffic to get there now. This free library is neat! We lived on Castle View Ave. for one of those years, a beautiful neighbourhood.

TexWisGirl said...

i think they are such a cute idea.

Sharon Anck said...

I've heard of these before but never seen one either. Such a great idea. I'll have to keep my eyes open for one here.

Stephanie said...

Great idea!

Karen said...

That's cool. I haven't seen any here yet.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What a neat concept. I've never seen one before. The closest thing to that I've ever seen is a shelf of books in campgrounds, usually in the laundry room.

Marleen said...

Great idea. I haven't seen them here in the Netherlands yet.

Revrunner said...

Sounds revolutionary--free books. :-)

Deb said...

Great aren't they? Old red phone boxes are sometimes used for the same purpose over here.

William Kendall said...

I have seen them here and there. This one's neat.

Cloudia said...

Splendid idea! I'd like to think of my little Hawaii novel "Aloha Where You Like Go" in such a book reliquary waiting for the next reader



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= <3




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
=^..^= <3

Randy said...

These are so wonderful.

Andy said...

I have be looking for these book stands around here but your luck beat me to it.

Luis Gomez said...

We have them here. I have been thinking of building one for the corner street.

Laura. M said...

It's a great idea!!!

Halcyon said...

There is something like this near our new apartment. It's more like a phone booth though and the books are all German. :(

Taken For Granted said...

I came across these little free libraries a few weeks ago and clicked on their website. I randomly clicked on one in Iowa and discovered it was someone I know. It is a small world. What a great idea these are.

EG CameraGirl said...

I would definitely use one if it were in my neighbourhood. I'd share as well as take.

Lúcia said...

There is one very close to where I live, I took a photo but the light was not very good, need to go back there!
This is a cute box! ;-)

Jack said...

There is one not far from me, and I have shown it once or twice before. The little free library movement is a wonderful one! (I only give away books, never take any . . . )

llandudnopictures said...

Great idea!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Loved the video and really love this idea Pat, nice to see everyone treating it with respect.

José Mendonça said...

The only one I know in Lisbon is on a phone booth.

Kitty said...

what a great idea. Bravo for posting this!