Yes, this is filled with whisky

Yes, this is filled with whisky

Monday, October 22, 2012

An idea I hope catches on!



The story behind this is here at Biblio Buffet.

Honestly I think this is the one and only thing I don't love about living in NYC: there's no way to have one of these in my "front yard"

My front yard looks like this:


15 comments:

Jane | @janelebak said...

I'd put one in my front yard, but we live at the end of the road in the Swamp, and coyotes don't read.

**whimper** I miss the L train so much. :-(

Laura Mary said...

That is the most precious thing I have ever seen!!! I love it!!

I do indeed have a lovley garden(yard? where do we stand on this?) out front, but seeing as I live in West Swindon I'd probably come home to find it on fire or something!!!

Jane | @janelebak said...

I just emailed my daughter's girl scout troop leaders and gave them the links. Three of the parents in this group are writers, so I imagine we'll have no trouble gathering books to keep the shelves full. If we distribute the work out over the troop, it will make an awesome community service project.

Dorcas Graham said...

How absolutely neat is this! I mean, you can't beat free.

Janet Reid said...

Jane, that's a terrific idea! Send me a picture if you end up doing it ok?

And the L-train misses you too.
(although not today. Today it was receiving ministrations from the EMTs for a sick passenger)

Bill Scott said...

They're everywhere in Seattle.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I am working on putting one somewhere in the township I live in.

Angie Brooksby said...

It looks like a bird house.

For some years they have been using the old red phone booths in the UK for the same thing. Here is an article:

http://inhabitat.com/new-uk-library-fits-within-a-phone-booth/

I don't know how to put a link in the comments

Laura Mary said...

Angie, that's amazing! I had no idea! Great use of the old phone boxes :-)

(Am now daydreaming about the kind of library you could fit in the Tardis...)

pjcasselman said...

I live in a small bedroom community for Kansas City. One nice thing about my job is I can get things done around here. We're going to have one made as a Christmas present for the town.

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

I love this! If I didn't live in the boondocks, I'd put one up in my front yard. I like the idea of the Girl Scouts doing something like this as a community service project. My daughter will be working on her Silver Award soon, and a community library program might be a great project for her! Wow!

Teresa Robeson said...

Like Seattle, they're also everywhere in Vancouver...oh those wonderful, progressive Pac NWesterners. :)

julienilson said...

One of my writing partners has one of these in her front yard! She has a great location for it--a nice open yard on a street that is near a train stop and a YMCA so it's well-traveled by pedestrians. I put a few books in it one day and when I stopped by again two weeks later, there was an entirely new batch of books in there.

Wry Girl said...

We have these all over in Madison. There's one kiddy corner to our house that looks kind of like a doll house. :) I have a stack of books that will go in it once it empties enough to fit stuff in again.

Michael Wulf said...

It seems like a NYC type solution would be to put them inside the local businesses or convenience stores.

It's a bit more of a project than dropping one in the front yard, but seems manageable.