Gallery: New UK Library Fits Within a Phone Booth


London is calling! Actually, it’s Westbury-sub-Mendip’s new 24-hour phone booth library! After witnessing their weekly mobile library disappear, this wee town in the south of England town wasn’t going to let their iconic phone booth be taken away as well. Conceived by a local resident as a way to save a bit of history while satiating the curious minds of the township, the classic phone booth was recycled into what has now become one of the country’s smallest libraries.

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1 Comment

  1. DavidTLang December 4, 2009 at 10:37 am

    This is fantastic! I love that the community has come together to create an interesting, beautiful, and useful new life for the phone booth. I think it’s interesting to see how much more engaged people and communities are when they come together to create things together. The aspects of sharing and shared responsibility can be used to create something interesting, beautiful, and useful as well as meaningful. It doesn’t seem that they employ or use any type of security. I’m interested to learn more about how sharing inspires civic responsibility.

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