Phone Box Turned into Public Library

British Telecom has been selling off public phone booths in the UK. Some have been converted to public toilets, showers, or art installations. The village of Westbury-sub-Mendip turned one into a 24-hour public library:

Users simply stock it with a book they have read, swapping it for one they have not.

"It's really taken off. The books are constantly changing," said parish councillor Bob Dolby.

He added: "It is completely full at the moment with books. Anyone is free to come and take a book and leave one that you have already read.


Link via DudeCraft | Photo: BBC

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I just wonder how long it will take before some copyright-trolling law firm tries to shut it down.... letting people read for free? That's a crime against profit! [sarcasm]
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I think it's interesting that a library like this works well but programs where bicycles are left for people to use never work. What does this tell you about people who read?
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Nice. A local bar does the same thing. The problem they've run into is that there's a bunch of books (bodice-rippers, whatnot) that nobody wants, so they have to toss them after a while.
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