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By adamg - 8/21/22 - 11:04 am
Little Free Library looking like a Back Bay brownstone

Leslee spotted a neighborhood-appropriate tiny library on Beacon Street. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/17 - 12:24 pm

Some are beginning to wonder, Jamaica Plain News reports.

By adamg - 2/28/17 - 8:07 am
Tiny free library at Roslindale train station

Somebody's converted an abandoned pay phone in the lower parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop into a tiny free library.

By adamg - 2/22/16 - 7:29 am
Books under the Longfellow Bridge

Mark Novak shows us the Boston under the Bridge Bookstore somebody's set up under the Cambridge side of the Longfellow Bridge.

UPDATE: The Globe reports state officials ordered it boarded up today because reasons.

By adamg - 8/12/15 - 9:39 pm

Lydia Walshin reports her tiny free library - taken the other night - is back home on Milford Street tonight: Read more.

By adamg - 8/11/15 - 12:45 pm
Missing tiny free library in Boston's South End

UPDATE: Library found, returned.

Lydia Walshin reports on the theft of the tiny free library on Milford Street in the South End:

Tonight someone stole the Little Free Library from in front of our house. South End friends, if you happen to see it tossed in the trash somewhere, please let me know. Our hearts are breaking.

Via Alyssa Stevens.

By adamg - 3/7/15 - 9:22 am
Time travel in Jamaica Plain

Spotted yesterday on the side of the South Street tiny free library.

By adamg - 9/11/14 - 9:25 am
Tiny free library in Roslindale

Look what popped up outside 185 Cornell St. in Roslindale this week.

"If you take a book, you do not need to return it," the sign atop the box says. "If you leave a book, it is for anyone to take."

Jamaica Plain already has several libraries in a box.

By adamg - 7/21/14 - 11:54 pm
Little Free Library in Charlestown

Mediacrity shows us the city's newest tiny library, at Main and Warren streets in Charlestown.

Jamaica Plain gets fourth library in a box.

By adamg - 7/10/14 - 9:12 am
Little Free Library in Jamaica Plain

Alex Markarian reports the neighborhood's latest library-in-a-box appeared yesterday on Chestnut Avenue, right between Chestnut Square and Chestnut Place - just a few blocks down from another Chestnut Street mini-library. That makes at least four of these tiny libraries in JP (there's also one at the St. Rose Street Community Garden).

By adamg - 6/15/14 - 2:25 pm
South Street tiny free library

Charles McEnerney snapped a photo of the rough-hewn tiny library on South Street, across from the BPL branch, today.

By adamg - 6/6/14 - 7:37 am
Tiny library on South Street in Jamaica Plain

The soggy Pampers box that was all that made up the tiny free library on South Street yesterday was replaced this morning by five boxes from liquor companies - and by a couple of actual books.

Meanwhile, roving UHub photographer Alex Markarian reports the less troubled tiny free library at Chestnut Avenue and Paul Gore Street is busier than ever:

By adamg - 6/5/14 - 7:37 am

The tiny wooden lending library on South Street was gone this morning, replaced by an empty Pampers box that probably wasn't designed for conditions like today's.

By adamg - 5/14/14 - 7:43 am
Jamaica Plain tiny free library

The tiny little lending library on South Street is back in business after disappearing a few days ago, with the following note inscribed on a plank underneath:

Dear Book Club,

I live in Chicago now. Coming back to this specific Book Club Box brings me much joy. When I saw it was gone, my heart sank deep into thedarkness of the place your soul would be.

I see now the Book Club Box is bigger than I, bigger than all its patrongs, admirers and all other affected bystanders. Thank you for being so strong. So unmoving.

By adamg - 5/4/14 - 9:45 am
Where the tiny free library used to be in Jamaica Plain

UPDATE: Return of the Free Tiny Library!

Jessica Atcheson wonders what happened to the JP Free Tiny Library that used to sit on South Street.

The city's smallest library had been there since late 2012, when it showed up while the BPL Jamaica Plain branch across the street was closed for renovations.

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