Secondhand paper books have very little value anymore. Shops that used to buy and sell second hand books tend to trade rarities and collectors’ items, not bestsellers or general fiction and nonfiction. Fortunately, there is a way to do something with your old books: Little Free Library. Anyone can use a Little Free Library if there happens to be one in the neighborhood, or establish one if none exists.
Photo by Christine Modey.
Little Free Library is a concept created by people who like to promote reading. So far, the concept has spread more than 70 countries across the world. Over 20 000 libraries Little Free Libraries have been established.
The great thing with the initiative is how book lovers’ creativity comes alive when they think about the set up of their own libraries.
If you want to start you own library, Little Free Library has 5 easy steps to get started on the program home page.
Mental Floss has collected a photo gallery of Little Free Libraries here.
Photo by Josh Larios.