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Little Free Library Series — Savannah

Books and baked goods... The peaceful predawn hours are a special time of day, particularly if you’re fond of donuts.  It’s also an ideal time to visit a Little Free Library.  I had the good fortune to bring together the indisputably perfect combination of donuts and books while vacationing in the lovely city of Savannah, Georgia, recently.  Having been assigned the mission to seek out the finest bakery on the Georgia coast, I used a combination of dead reckoning and good luck to find the Baker’s Pride Bakery on the outskirts of Savannah, just down the road from Herschel Vespasian [...]

May 22nd, 2015|Tags: |

Little Free Library Series — West Seattle

Last weekend was one of the few reasons I’ll set my alarm on a Saturday: the West Seattle Garage Sale. Every year, hundreds of sellers get together and hold a giant community-wide event with yard sales, garage sales, estate sales, and sidewalk sales. You don’t even need the map — you can just cruise up and down the streets following the crowds. This guy is ready to hit the garage sales. As we worked our way through the neighborhood, I was pleasantly surprised when we stumbled upon a Little Free Library on a side street. This cheerful little [...]

May 17th, 2015|Tags: |

Little Free Library Adventure Series

[wptabs] [wptabtitle]What Is a Little Free Library?[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] The Little Free Library Story To true bibliophiles, a library is a sacred temple of sorts, a place where the written word is revered in hushed tones.   Quietly, over the past few years new shrines have been popping up all over the world.  Known as Little Free Libraries, they number more than 4000 strong and are currently located on 5 continents. The brainchild of Todd Bol, who erected the first little library to honor his school teacher mother in Hudson, Wisconsin – just east of the Twin Cities – the idea has [...]

March 17th, 2013|Tags: , , |