IMG_0046These have been springing up all over for the last couple of years. You drop off a book and pick up another, on a totally informal basis.  Here are a two in our neighborhood. The first is just outside our local Starbucks. The second in a nearby park, just opposite the subway entrance. They both seem to be pretty well patronized, which is more than I can say for a nice one I observed in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, in a blizzard — completely empty with no sign of anyone’s ever having visited it. But then it was in an unlikely location — far away from any foot-traffic in the middle of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway mall.

Here’s a more recent post from Book Patrol.