Anyone catch All Things Considered‘s sweet story of the Little Free Library (LFL) on the commute home? If you missed it, go listen! Two super cool Wisconsinites started a reading revolution with their little boxes of books in communities and neighborhoods (across 34 states so far and at least one international site) where readers take a book then leave a book for others to enjoy.
I have enough paperbacks to start a few dozen of these mini book swaps today. Great Gatsby, wouldn’t a “Little Airstream Free Library” be terrific!?!
I couldn’t wait to get home and see photos. Some LFL are planted outside coffee shops:
Some are shaped like barns (so I’m thinking vintage campers are acceptable):
These liebe libraries are open day or night, in any kind of weather.
Check out this pretty garden of reading by artist and blogger Helen Klebesadel:
There’s a dog-lovers’ version:
One for a schoolyard’s Peace Garden–you know, for the kids:
(And of course there’s a Wisconsin-sports-themed reading hut:)