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Positive Redaction

IMG_0933[1]We’re used to redacted documents that took out all the good parts. This redaction takes out all the negative parts.

We could overwrite the black parts to make it say

I’M SO GLAD .. we have   THIS Little Free PERFECT System. (change ? ro !)

we DEFINITELY need silly FUN like this!!

The good news for neighbourhood niceness is that by the time the founder saw the previously negative message, it had already been redacted. And another person had left a book and a signed card thanking them for the library.

The graffiti artist is definitely in the minority. While out doing some gardening on Saturday, there was a regular stream of people stopping to look in, smile and sometimes take photos.




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Little Free Library Comes to Trafifth


Ooo. so happy that we now have three little free libraries (and I believe a 4th coming) within walking distance of Trafifth (corner of Trafalgar and Fifth) – but now… right on my corner. Visible from my apartment window!


I’m very curious about who donated (and how they got) the Unitarian of London Cook Book.
I couldn’t resist the Norton Anthology of Poetry and a Barbara Kingsolver book of short stories, Small Wonders. But I did manage to leave more than I took.


I’m sure there are many more Course of Miracles books languishing on book shelves in Kits. If you want one, come and get it.

Just a month ago, another Little Free Library opened outside of Arbutus Coffee Shop on Arbutus at 6th. It’s made from a ladder with wooden boxes and sliding plexiglass doors. And a big plastic “tarp” over it. As I write this, there’s a Vancouver deluge happening out there. May all Little Free Libraries be safe and dry.


Here’s the Kits Book Hub facebook page.

With MLA David Eby’s Community Office opening in early October, they have a Sharing Station, just inside the office including a book sharing area. The office is in what used to be Ten Thousand Villages, and the window display area is perfect.  The address is 2909 West Broadway, just West of Macdonald. You can read about David Eby’s vision for the office here.

Meanwhile, back in Trafalgar land, the folks at 2nd and Macdonald have installed the long-awaited bench and a Little Free Library is still planned.
If you hear of a rumour of a Fifth one in our ‘hood do let me know!

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