A forest of book-bearing trees has sprouted up on the streets of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin! The program, called Forest Books by BauFachFrau, is part of the BookCrossing book swap club, which brings free books to public spaces around the globe. Neighborhood residents are welcome to leave a book they loved, or take one from the plastic protected hutches cut into the tree trunks.
London is calling! Actually, it’s Westbury-sub-Mendip’s new 24-hour phone booth library! After witnessing their weekly mobile library disappear, this wee town in the south of England town wasn’t going to let their iconic phone booth be taken away as well. Conceived by a local resident as a way to save a bit of history while satiating the curious minds of the township, the classic phone booth was recycled into what has now become one of the country’s smallest libraries.