A Telephone Booth Library
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
I was drifting around the internet today when I came across this great site. Apparently, residents of Somerset in southern Britain didn’t want their little red phone booths to be snatched up with the rest of their kind. To stop the removal of the prized booth, citizens turned it into a library. Now that’s some ingenuity I can get behind.
“London- Villagers in southern Britain have found their own unique way of responding to the fast disappearance of the famous red telephone booth by turning theirs into the world’s smallest library, media reports said Monday. The people of Westbury-sub-Mendip, in the south-western county of Somerset did not wish their red booth to fall victim to the advance of the mobile phone and saved it by buying it for a token pound (1.65 dollars) under a scheme offered by national provider British Telecom.They rallied together to put up shelves in the disused phone kiosk to transform it into a book exchange, offering anything from cookery books to classics and fairytales”
Anyway, the pictures follow. It’s a quaint and great idea. Long live books (and libraries)!
God Save the Books,