Around the world in 100 small free libraries


There are few things I love more than discovering a new book to read. And in communities around the world, one of the best ways to find a new book is to Small free library.

For those unfamiliar, the concept is simple: people place small bookcases sheltered from the elements in front of their homes or in other public spaces. The idea is that anyone can take or leave a book at any time, creating a new book exchange that anyone can participate in. It’s an amazing way to encourage reading and make books accessible to more people. Many small free libraries are highly decorated, which also makes the neighborhoods more beautiful. (The first, created in 2009, looked like a little red schoolhouse.)

As part of publishing my new holiday book reading list, I’ve arranged for copies of the books I recommend to be placed in over 100 small free libraries around the world. Check the list below to see where, maybe you can pick up a copy for yourself. And even if your city isn’t on the list, I bet there’s another great book waiting at a little free library near you.

Good reading!

Aliso Viejo, California
Compton, California
Los Angeles, California
Palo Alto, California
Pasadena, California
San Jose, California
Denver, Colorado
washington d.c.
Miami, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Holualoa, Hawaii
Chicago, Ill.
Baltimore, Maryland
Boston, MA
Cambridge, MA
Detroit, Michigan
St. Louis, Missouri
Omaha, Nebraska
Edison, New Jersey
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Brooklyn, New York
New York, New York
Cleveland, Ohio
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bellevue, Washington
Bremerton, Washington
Enumclaw, Washington
Kirkland, Washington
Redmond, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Tacoma, WA
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Killer Whale Island, Washington
Kemerer, Wyoming
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Neuquen, Argentina
Brisbane, Australia
Perth, Australia
Salzburg, Austria
Brussels, Belgium
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Vancouver, British Columbia
Santiago, Chile
Llano Grande, Colombia
Puriscal, Costa Rica
Copenhagen, Denmark
Cairo, Egypt
San Salvador, El Salvador
Cambridge, England
Oxford, England
London, England
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Helsinki, Finland
Paris, France
Berlin, Germany
Munich, Germany
Athens, Greece
Saint Lucia, Honduras
New Delhi, India
Gurgaon, India
Kollam, India
Dublin, Ireland
Jerusalem, Israel
Florence, Italy
Kyoto, Japan
Beirut, Lebanon
Jounieh, Lebanon
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Winnipeg, MB
Cerro Xico, Mexico
Mexico City, Mexico
Rosarito, Mexico
Tijuana, Mexico
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Auckland, New Zealand
Oslo, Norway
Johannesburg, South Africa
Seoul, South Korea
Logrono, Spain
Lidingo, Sweden
Sundyberg, Sweden
Vaxholm, Sweden
Bangkok, Thailand
Istanbul, Turkey
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Kyiv, Ukraine


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