Created in the tradition of the Little Free Library movement – with book swaps in old red phone boxes and the like – this dolls’ house depository has just popped up in Spinningfields, where it will remain for the foreseeable. Nestled amidst the tiny city-centre green patch of Hardman Square, you can spot the new pitched-roof installation from its colourful Caroline Dowsett-designed facade.
Take your pick from the choice of books available, and leave your own recommended read as a replacement
Sequestered within, you’ll find a carefully curated collection of bestsellers, new releases and captivating classics; “From Jane Austen to Stephen King”, we’re told. Take your pick from the choice of books available, and leave your own recommended read as a replacement. The idea is to create a self-sustaining library, where communities can come together to share good books. Open the doors, bag a book, drop off your own, then (weather permitting) grab a nearby deckchair and dig in.