12 July 2012

Little Free Libraries

There's an article in today's local paper about Little Free Libraries. I have a vague memory of this from I don't know when, but I can't say I really knew about them before. They are just what you'd think: little libraries where people can take a book for free. I love this idea! I want to build one and put it in front of my house! (Of course I would learn about this after I sold off and donated a metric buttload of books, but c'est la vie.) You see, I have a confession to make. I prefer print books to ebooks. *ducks and hides* I know, I know. It's silly, given my profession, but I can't help it. You know Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer? When Jenny asks him why he still researches in old books instead of by computer? The conversation goes something like this:

Giles: "It's the smell."
Jenny: "Computers don't smell."
Giles: "I know."

Mass-market, trade-paper, hardcover, new, old, worn, mint. I love me a BOOK. So I'm putting this on my project list. I don't know that I'll get it done any time soon, but I think I need to build a library. :-)

Little Free Libraries pop up in Puget Sound area

02 July 2012