As I mentioned in my previous post, there are two more Little Free Libraries on or just off Davis Ave. a little to the West of Bryan Park.
Here’s the one on Davis. When it’s closed, it’s not at all clear what the green wooden box is — it almost has the look of a green electrical box — which may be a disadvantage, although I also kind of like the suspense in opening the latched box and finding out what’s inside.
Right now its contents are hit or miss. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, How to be a Success, the Boomer Burden. Also a Barnes & Noble edition of Vanity Fair, Asimov’s Prelude to Foundation, and an old edition of a Horatio Alger novel. I didn’t take anything.
The box has a lovely situation next to a brook, with a bench, and in the middle of a series of gardening boxes (you can see some lettuce in the foreground of this photo).
Right around the corner, by the corner of Davis and Franklin, is this neat tree-mounted Little Free Library:
Since I was last there a day or two ago, it seems that someone has added several old-school 60s-70s male literary novelists: John Fowles’ A Maggot (just checked, actually 1985), Robertson Davies’s Fifth Business (everyone in my family was reading that some summer when I was 12 or so– I barely remember it but recall thinking it was great), John Barth’s The Floating Opera.
Also, this stern note: Wed. May 28- I Wonder Why Someone Took All the Books? Uncool, folks! Take one or maybe two and try to come back to replace them!
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I just spotted one in Rutland for the first time. The wooden box look is so charming. They remind me of bird houses.