by Patricia Lightfoot

I liked those photos that used to circulate on social media of the older, red British phone boxes transformed into lending libraries. They inspired me to fill a couple of small shelves in the entrance to our house with children’s books and travel books, respectively. Intended just to be visually pleasing, this installation did cause a couple of friends to borrow travel books, which, I’m glad to say, were returned. It is the small scale and the unexpected location of objects that can be so appealing, as in the little free library that my friend and neighbour Marnie Wellar has constructed in her front yard and has described here. Continue reading “The charm of the miniature”