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Bookworm in the Buurt

Local inspiration strikes again.

The resident chef was on a short visit to Delft the other day.

When he came home he was excited.
“Got something for you!”, he cheered!

A cake?


Something purple, perhaps?

No, this time he had a blog post in mind! (Ah well!)


The buurtbieb was in a side street in front of a residential house.

Can you hear me thinking “I
want one!”

A buurtbieb translates as neighbourhood library! As simple as that. A beautiful box of books on a post.

The instructions said:

Boek in Beweging: leen, lees, ruil, geniet, plaats

Book in Motion: loan, read, swap, enjoy, deposit


Yet another simple, clever idea to share and recycle something locally.



12 comments on “Bookworm in the Buurt

  1. Julia Davis-Coombs
    January 20, 2015

    Awesome! I like this so much I’ve also ‘liked’ it on Facebook.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Grower
    January 20, 2015

    These have spread like crazy in my city. There are even two less than a block from our house. Here they’re called Little Free Libraries. On the way to and from work I pass a Tardis-shaped one I keep meaning to take a picture of.

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  3. Angela Gray
    January 20, 2015

    We have one just like that in our street!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jpeggytaylor
    January 20, 2015

    They are wonderful aren’t they. We don’t have them here – or at least not in my part – of the UK but I’ve read about them in the US. I remember a petition supporting a small boy who was having some trouble with the authorities in his state because he wanted to have a little library outside his house! Sadly we are seeing too many libraries being closed down – libraries are part of civilisation for me.

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  5. bymarion
    January 20, 2015

    I can definitely hear you thinking!
    This is great 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. downmyfront
    January 20, 2015

    There’s an old red telephone box in the town near me and someone has been leaving books in there as a kind if library/ swap shop. I read about it in the local newspaper. No one knows who is responsible… I think it’s a lovely idea. We have a bookshelf at work and I’ve also seen it at campsites. Take a book and leave one for someone else.

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  7. Rambling Woods
    January 21, 2015

    New to me but I love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. ontheedgegardening
    January 21, 2015

    What a brilliant thing to do, books are so important, as is sharing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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