Tiny Libraries, DIY Reading Rooms, and Other Micro Book Depots


Westbury Book Exchange

The Book Booth isn’t the only phone booth-turned-library you’ll see in our gallery. The former chat box is the perfect size for a tiny library and offers cover from bad weather. Britain’s smallest library — the Westbury Book Exchange — also utilizes an old telephone booth. Locals created the curbside lit room due to a shortage of libraries in their area. When their mobile book service was cancelled, they came up with this brilliant solution. Books that don’t get a lot of buzz are removed and donated to local charity shops.