The Little Library in Spinningfields

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
The Little Library in Spinningfields.

The Little Library at Spinningfields, Manchester, Until 5 February 2025, free entry - Visit now

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.


The Little Library at Spinningfields, Manchester

Until 5 February 2025
Free entry


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