community bookcase

I love following interior design and style blogs. The one down side though is that they tend to lead me to a rather extensive wish-list. Every day I see something new I’d love to have in the home. My poor bank account would weep if it saw it.

Anyway, one of my ultimate favourite interior design blogs is decor8. Holly is a fantastic writer, great person and has a wonderful eye for style and design. If you don’t follow her, you should.

Recently, Holly blogged about a community bookcase in Hannover. Basically, the bookcase (or bookcases as it were) are open to the community to browse and take books they want to read. You then return with books to add to the bookcase and replace the ones you’ve taken. What a lovely idea! Of course, this wouldn’t work everywhere – which is rather sad – and yes, even in some areas where this could work, perhaps some people do take books and not return with more books to replace those. Overall though, what a lovely idea to encourage community, sharing and reading. I would love to see this adopted in more areas.

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