It looks like a dollhouse on a stick.
This Little Free Library is dubbed “General Store.” Pull the handle on the side and the wall opens to reveal a shelf of free books.
Such libraries have sprung up all over my neighborhood. Some are excellent, others seem to be junk drop-offs.
The Little Free Library movement started in 2009 in Hudson, Wisconsin, when Todd Bol built a bookcase that looked like a a one-room schoolhouse. He put it in his yard with a sign that said “Free Book Exchange.” The signs now say, “Take a book. Leave a book.”
And today I dropped off more books. Do you think anyone will want my old copies of Emma, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Five Short Novels by Turgenev, or Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End? (I’ve replaced them with nicer copies.) Perhaps there’s hope for Emma and Parade’s End because of the BBC.
I doubt that the B.S. Johnson omnibus will go–I wasn’t wild about it myself–but someone may want Terry Pratchett’s Carpe Jugulum.
Maybe people prefer the other books. This is what was there. Not much!