on the streets of new york architect john locke has repurposed phone booths into communal libraries or book drops, installing bookshelves within the structures filled with books for residents to take, borrow, or exchange. the phonebooth shown here, 'DUB 002', is part of his 'department of urban betterment' interventionist project.
Little Free Libraries promote literacy. The concept is simple, “Take a book. Leave a book.” In 2009 Todd Bol of Hudson, Wisconsin built a small schoolhouse-shaped structure, filled it with books, and mounted it on a pole as a tribute to his mom, June A. Bol, a school teacher. There are now 1,500 Little Libraries. They can be found in more than 40 states and 20 countries.