Berlin’s “Book Forest”

Part of a growing movement to support people swapping books they’re finished reading for books they want to read.

We like the way this project was reported as a “public bookshelf” rather than a “free library” or a “little library.”

All public libraries are free to their users, and a library isn’t a randomly-selected collection of books depending totally on the kindness of strangers to function (or to be well-maintained).

“Public bookshelf” is a suitably accurate term for these outdoor mini-collections of used books that are sprouting up in lots of places. Otherwise, we think these mini-bookswap thingies are wonderful, and we hope to see more or them.

Found at Shelf Awareness via Bookshelf


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