Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Britain's Smallest Library - Thinking Inside the Box

Villagers in the Somerset Village of Westbury-sub-Mendip have found a "novel" way to cope with the shortage of libraries in their area by turning an old red phone box into a book exchange.  The villagers set up the book box after their mobile library services were canceled.

I bet this is where Redbox DVD rentals stole got their idea.  I would love to go there to check it out - any excuse to go to England!  If only someone would bankroll it . . .


  1. Look at that line! I'm glad people found a novel way (get it?) to get their books.
    Speaking of Red Box, I wish I'd thought of that. I love it, $1 a night. Can't beat that.

  2. I love a good pun! There are a zillion inventions that I say that about! I've never used the red box because we either use netflix or watch through my laptop. It is a great idea though.