This floating library has been sailing since 1953. Library patrons can board the ship, browse the collection of about 3,000 books, and check out their selections. Literary Hub reports:
The Stockholm county library boat (or bokbåten), visits 23 islands, including Möja, in the Stockholm archipelago, for one week twice a year. It carries around 3,000 books and a rotating staff of three to four librarians.
When it docks, island residents have about one-and-a-half glorious hours to come aboard the motor ship, browse its treasures, and borrow anything they’d like. Each island has one library card and, in a delightful detail, there are no penalties if a book isn’t returned six months later.
-via Super Punch | Photos: Anjie Zheng