Okay, so I’ve taken only two whole days off this summer but one of them was already spent very well. Worldwide there are over 40.000 Little Free Library‘s (click to search in your country) but in Belgium they are not very widespread yet. But for once, luck was on my side and I found out there is not one but two of them close by. That called for a closer inspection.
The idea is very simple, for each book you take you put another in its place. For the CoHo lovers among us, I have even seen that she put some of her books in one of these.
Armed with a few books of my own I made my way and found this Cute Little Free Library (as they should name it). I don’t know what I was expecting, I tried not to have any big expectations, but I really didn’t think it would be this full.
It didn’t really have anything that I would really pick (it’s all in Dutch, a few in French and one in German so you don’t have to take too close of a look) but I wanted to take one with me no matter what so I took one from Nicci Gerard.
The first one:
This is the second one:
From the second one I took the book on the left from Jasmine Cresswell.
I love the concept! And now that I’ve seen these I so want one of these in my own front yard. Only problem is that I don’t really have a front yard, so I’ll have to figure that one out yet but I so so so so want one. I would probably look every few days if someone – a fellow book lover – has come by and left something ;-).
In case you are wondering, yes everybody can have a Little Free Library. Either you buy one on their site and then the registration plaque is already included in the price and your location added to their map. Or you build one yourself (there really are a lot of original ones out there) and just purchase their registration and you put it on the map yourself so others can find you.
Has anyone else ever exchanged books through a Little Free Library? Any thoughts?