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Meet Jennifer from San Diego, California

Meet Jennifer from San Diego, California

  Welcome to Little Free Library XO! My name is Jennifer and I have dreamed of having a little library for many years. I used to teach elementary and special education, and books hold a special place in my heart. My husband, Emile, and I put up our library last...

5,000 Books Pour Out of a Building in Spain

5,000 Books Pour Out of a Building in Spain

Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Source: 5,000 Books Pour Out of a Building in Spain

London’s Floating Bookstore

London’s Floating Bookstore

At Word on the Water, it's all books on deck. A MOST UNUSUAL BARGE FLOATS on Regents Canal, which flows amid the office-littered landscape of King’s Cross. Step aboard the vessel, and you’ll find a trove of literary treasures waiting to be discovered. Word on the...

Top five street art murals featuring books, libraries and reading

Top five street art murals featuring books, libraries and reading

  As you probably know, we’re pretty big fans of literary street art here at Flavorpill. But when we caught a glimpse of this beautiful bookish fresco over at the Picador Book Room, we realized we’d been missing a whole category — street art honoring… Source:...

A Travelling Street Library

A Travelling Street Library

  FDC United Educators Scheme is a family daycare service in Sydney. Our educators are all based in different geographic locations. Our aim in starting the travelling Street Library was to find a way to create connections amongst the educators, children,...

Bookish Exteriors: Libraries That Look Like Books

Bookish Exteriors: Libraries That Look Like Books

Love books? How about libraries? These libraries that look like books combine two of every readers' favorite things in bookish architecture. Source: Bookish Exteriors: Libraries That Look Like Books | Book Riot

Inside the home that’s part of Australia’s literary history

Inside the home that’s part of Australia’s literary history

There’s a clue in the garden. Seven little conifer trees planted, one much smaller than the others. We are at Woodlands in Killara on Sydney’s north shore. There’s the original fireplace and stained-glass window details and a magnificent staircase. Perfect...

Ngurang Learning building a love of reading

Ngurang Learning building a love of reading

Ngurang Learning Institute a nonprofit organisation is bringing change one book at a time. They started their movement on August 30th, 2020 (during the pandemic, having been inspired by a young librarian in Mizoram state. They have built 7 Street Libraries so far in...

It’s raining books!!!

It’s raining books!!!

Istanbul Modern Library is actually an installation by Richard Wentworth called “False Ceiling”

Linda Brescia: Skirts | MCA Australia

Linda Brescia: Skirts | MCA Australia

A women-focused project articulating shared aspirations, values and wants for their community, led by artist Linda Brescia. Source: Linda Brescia: Skirts | MCA Australia

Building a street library…

Have you ever seen a street library and wondered how to build one? I did, so I decided to build one for my community and immediately received donations of boxes of books and an old cabinet. The old cabinet needed a good paint job, so I invited Jackie Karin, an author...

Celebrating Street Librarian Debbie

Celebrating Street Librarian Debbie

Meet Street Librarian Debbie who runs Westbrook Wise Owl Street Library. You never know what literary delights await you in this teeny weeny Street Library, serendipity is the magic word here! Making this Street Library come to life has been a long-term goal for me...

Our Street Library Patron Adrian Piccoli

Our Street Library Patron Adrian Piccoli

Adrian Piccoli our wonderful Street Library patron shares his love of books with us. Professor Adrian Piccoli is Director of UNSW’s Gonski Institute for Education. The Gonski Institute was established in 2018 with a mission to address growing inequality in Australian...

11 new Kids Street Libraries in the Blue Mountains

11 new Kids Street Libraries in the Blue Mountains

Council would like to thank all the children and volunteers who helped establish 11 new street libraries throughout the City. The Kids Street Libraries project promotes the benefits of reading for kids, from newborns to 12 year olds. When we asked children to help us...

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