Libraries in Unlikely Places
Anonymous Patron sends "this story from the Christian Science Montior about the growing phenomenon of placing mini libraries in malls. This is about one such library in the Seattle-area King County Library System.
And Bob Cox sends us this one about an informal lending library that's been paired with a hair salon in Columbia, Tennessee. Salon owner Ginger Bryant, a voracious reader, whose clientele prefers book chat over gossip, set up an informal lending library when she relocated to a larger space.
'It's so much better to talk about literature than to talk about people or gossip,' said Bea Curry, a retired Columbia State literature and English teacher. 'And Ginger also keeps up with cultural events, and that keeps us stimulated.'
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