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Many villages in the UK have turned red telephone boxes into mini libraries, just take a book and leave one behind. I really live in the wrong country...

Oddeefrom Oddee

10 Very Unusual Libraries

Beach Library

Mail Onlinefrom Mail Online

The red phone box that has become Britain's smallest library

Book box: Villagers in the Somerset village of Westbury-sub-Mendip bought and converted an old red telephone box into a book exchange when their mobile library was cut.

The Berryfrom The Berry

Took the words right out of my mouth (19 photos)

True story.

BOOK BARGE. The Floating Bookshop (2008) © 'Quilted/'s photostream' (Photographer. Leicestershire, ENGLAND) via flickr. Canal Boat. Used Bookshop. UK.

This book arch is the entrance of a book store “Le Bal des Ardents” in Lyon (Rue Neuve), France. (Picture via Breathing Books)


Why old books smell so good

Yep that old book smell. E-readers will never have this. Which is why I love second hand book stores and libraries.

The largest and most ornate of the six libraries at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England. Six libraries. SIX libraries. Someone had their priorities set right :-D

the Guardianfrom the Guardian

10 of the best: Secondhand bookshops

THE BOOK SHOP in Wigtown, Dumfries and Galloway, SCOTLAND. Scotland's biggest second-hand ­bookshop... a mile of ­shelving holds books on all subjects and prices. There are sofas in the gallery and good coffee... ­Customers tend to spend hours ­browsing...

Amazing libraries around the world

Amazing Tree Library , Germany This is how the Germans and Jews hid books that Hitler wanted to burn. Then there were covers of wood that went over the openings and the glass was not there. In Berlin there are rooms under the sidewalk that are now covered with glass so you can see other places books were hidden from the Nazis.

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Life for all readers

Story of my life.