“Fairly small, up on a pole, books inside, and saying, ‘Take A Book – Leave A Book’…”—that’s a quote from a post I did about Little Free Libraries.
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While they can be almost anywhere, I haven’t yet heard of one in a taxi…
And, from an older post called All About Libraries, there’s this word history for “Library”:
place for books, late 14c., from Anglo-French librarie, Old French librairie “collection of books” (14c.), noun use of adj. librarius “concerning books,” from Latin librarium “chest for books,” from liber (genitive libri) “book, paper, parchment,” originally “the inner bark of trees,” probably a derivative of PIE root *leub(h)- “to strip, to peel” (see “leaf”). The equivalent word in most Romance languages now means “bookseller’s shop.” Old English had bochord, literally “book hoard.”
So, a “place for books”, a “collection of books”, and “book…
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