I was sitting in my car waiting on my puppy MacBeth (he was getting a mani/pedi) when I saw the little bookshelf near the door. I immediately knew what it was having seen them on TV shows, but this was the first one I had ever seen in the wild — a mini book exchange.
This one was chartered to a group called the Little Free Library, and it was a deluxe version boasting both an adult and children's shelf — although I wondered why the kids' books were on the top shelf versus the bottom, where they could be easily reached by a child.
I looked up the LFL's website, and it has an easy-to-use search engine which revealed there were fifteen libraries nearby. Impressive. It is impossible to be a writer without being a reader and I support initiatives like this that puts books in people's hands.
Take a minute to visit the LFL site to see if there is one close to where you are — if so, drop by and pick up your next favorite book.
To my fellow authors, I challenge you to do what I did — donate one of your books in the libraries near you and expand your readership. I have eight more books to drop off at the ones near me.