ECKLEBURG BOOK CLUB | The Little Free Library Book by Margaret Aldrich


The Little Free Library Book by Margret Aldrich 

“Take a book. Return a book.” In 2009, Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library as a memorial to his mom. Five years later, this simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. Little Free Libraries—freestanding front-yard book exchanges—now number twenty thousand in seventy countries. The Little Free Library Book tells the history of these charming libraries, gathers quirky and poignant firsthand stories from owners, provides a resource guide for how to best use your Little Free Library, and delights readers with color images of the most creative and inspired LFLs around.



The Little Free Library is a terrific example of placing books—poetry included—within reach of people in the course of their everyday lives. Free is always a good thing, and the project has a nice give-and-take feel to it. Here’s hoping we bump into literature when we turn the next corner—before we have time to resist!”—Billy Collins

“Stewards across the globe can be found within the [Little Free Library Book’s] pages, along with helpful how-to’s for any question you can conjure, professional blueprints for building your own LFL, and photos of some of the coolest Libraries around.”—Loft


Publisher Information

April 2015
9.5 x 9 | 200 Pages
Paper over Board

Pre-order only. All orders will ship in April.

ISBN: 978-1-56689-407-4.




MAMargret Aldrich is a writer and editor who has published her work with The Atlantic, Experience Life,Brain, Child, and others. A former editor at Utne Reader, Margret is a regular contributor to Book Riot and is a producer at BringMeTheNews’s national health platform. She lives in Minneapolis with her bearded husband, two entertaining young boys, and a Little Free Library.


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