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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Library telephone box

At the side of a very busy road in Lewisham, SE London there is a red telephone box. Nothing unusual about that you might think. But on opening the door an amazing transformation has taken place.















 Inside, the box has been converted into a library where anyone can take a book to read.
 The only rule is that for each book you take you must replace it with one  you no longer want.



18 comments:

  1. How awesome, I think it is a great idea and long as the low lives don't spoil it for everyone

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  2. It's a great idea. I like that we can still trust most people to the point where something like this can work.

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  3. This a great idea. We have locals here who put a little cabinet with books in their garden with the same purpose.

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  4. In my place is very popular custom. It is called bookcrossing.

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  5. I hope you found a good book! We have them all over here, but of course, not in a lovely red phone booth. :-)

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  6. Another good use for a telephone booth. We saw one in Longborough that was turned into a first aid station and labelled defibrillator.

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  7. What a great idea! The phone booth/telephone box is a dying breed. I say a photo of a large glassed letter box sized micro library on pinterest. yours looks more practical - more choice too.

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  8. We have a couple of these lending libraries on the streets in my town, but I simply LOVE the red phone booth library. Very cool indeed. :-)

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  9. what a delightful surprise! I'd love to know how someone gets something like this started. Sadly, we don't have any telephone booths left around our town. And they were never as colorful as yours.

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  10. What a cool use of an old telephone booth! In my neighborhood, someone made a small "neighborhood library" - it looks like an oversized mailbox - where people can do the same thing.

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  11. I love this idea

    I really should look into trying this out.

    I could fill the thing up without a lot of trouble :)

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  12. what a great thing, sharing what u finished with.

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  13. What a great idea and convenient too. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

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  14. Amazing use of a telephone booth.

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  15. I've come across a few of these micro libraries in my blog hopping, but never in real life. What a great setting for this one.

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  16. Ditto to the comment above, I think it is such a fabulous idea.

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  17. I love this , red phone boxes are so iconic , and for me they represent a glimpse into an era where there were phone boxes in every village in uk , oh , the mystery of the instructions inside - such a sweet idea , hope it catches on ! x

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