Telephone Box Libraries/Book Exchange

Hi Lovelies!

How are we all? I really hope you’re all doing well and taking good care of yourselves and your loved ones. Naturally, I hope you’re all reading amazing books that I’ll want to add to my pile but I absolutely cannot buy anymore books…

Today I want to share with you a very exciting post based on something I stumbled across over my Christmas break. Now, the title of this post gives it away but it’s the first time I’ve ever found myself one. I’ve become so obsessed that before term started I visited three times making various donations too!

I stumbled across this telephone box library in Shrewley, Warwickshire when I was visiting my family over the Christmas break. I didn’t even realise it was there! I spotted it as I was driving past and now I’m desperately trying to find more. I think the thing I love most about it is the sense that my books are sitting there waiting to be discovered and loved by whoever picks them up next. I love the sense of community behind it too and the fact that they are there for everyone. This particular one has a whole range of exciting bits inside: fiction, non-fiction, cookery books, children’s books, DVDs, CDs and jigsaws.

Here I am, perusing the shelves! (Clearly I have no shame…) I did take three novels, one of which I’m reading now and will be reviewing next, and dropped ten off for others to enjoy. I’m really looking forward to going back there and seeing what treasures I find. I guess this is where the beautiful blogging community comes in… where are more of these gems? I’d be so keen to hear about where they are and the delights you’ve got from inside them. Here’s what I got!

If you love books as much as I do, keep an eye out for your own telephone library / book exchange when you’re out and about. You just don’t know what lies inside waiting to be discovered or quite realise what impact this will have on you.

Let me know about your experiences with telephone box libraries.

Big love all xxx

36 thoughts on “Telephone Box Libraries/Book Exchange

  1. These are such a great idea, love that it’s in a phone box too! This reminded me I’ve noticed a tiny one of these near me but not had the opportunity to check it out, will definitely go and have a look!


  2. Charley, this looks adorable and I had no idea one could fit so many books into a phone box. I’ve only read about these but never found one myself. It’s great you came across this one during the holiday and I’m not surprised you visited often and gave so generously. Enjoy you new books and I’ll look out for your reviews! xx 😀

    If I ever comes across something similar I’ll make sure to post and link up!


  3. We have quite a lot of phone box libraries in Norfolk. We regularly bring and take books there. A year ago, we found the first edition of Malinowski’s “The Sexlife of the Wild”, a book quoted by Freud, Jung, Ellis and many others. It’s a classic of ethnography, hard to get. Sometimes one finds
    such treasures in these phone box libraries.
    We are always amazed how many books fit in such a phone box.
    Keep well
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


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