Little Free Library box

Quirky Seattle: “These books are made for walkin’ “

by Helen Holter
Little Free Library box

I found this “Little Free Library” box on a Bigelow Avenue lawn, atop Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill. (March 8, 2013)

I sometimes crave caffeine on my Queen Anne neighborhood walks – but books? I discovered this “Little Free Library” in someone’s yard today, a  give-and-take vellum venue – perhaps for those who’ve lost their Kindles?

When I finished my walk I just had to search the internet for “Little Free Library.” Amazingly, it’s a world-wide movement offering free book exchanges to help promote literacy. These wooden boxes filled with take-a-book/leave-a-book generosity are sprouting up on lawns, sidewalks, and bus stops from Africa to Brazil to Seattle’s Queen Anne hill – my neighborhood.

Kindle, move over.


(BTW: The title of this post is a play off that Nancy Sinatra hit, These BOOTS are Made for Walkin’.”)

Recommended: Little Free Library web site.

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