France has a great library service, even tiny villages often have some form of library. Admittedly the one in our commune, pop 276, is staffed by volunteers, is only open once a month and doesn’t have a huge amount of books but it’s the principle that counts.
On a visit to the Parc Riviere in Bordeaux this week we came across this:
It’s a boite a lire where you’re invited to ‘liberate’ your books and magazines and leave them for someone else to read. Or you can take one home to read for yourself. Or browse a book while lying on the grass in the sunshine of course.
There’s a whole lot more of these distributed around Bordeaux. What a wonderful, generous and uplifting idea!
Claire 'Word by Word' said:
I love it!
I just came across this concept yesterday when I read a wonderful blog post on Book Riot entitled:
The Awesomeness of My Little Free Library
Do go and read it, not just a great concept, but a beautiful act of kindness on the part of her family. 🙂
So glad to hear this exists in France!
Lovely idea! I saw this same idea on a website and thought it would be nice here in Normandy. Didn’t pursue it, but who knows maybe I’ll give it some more thought.
I love this idea so much and wish it would catch on here in Ireland….
This is awesome 🙂