With the advent of cellphones, phone booths are becoming a thing of the past. A traditional red phone booth in the UK has been sold to the village of Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset for a token one pound. It’s been repurposed as the world’s smallest lending library, stocking about 100 books. Villagers can take any book they want, provided that they leave behind one they’ve already read. From the BBC:
“It’s really taken off. The books are constantly changing,” said parish councillor Bob Dolby.
He added: “It is completely full at the moment with books. Anyone is free to come and take a book and leave one that you have already read.
“This facility has turned a piece of street furniture into a community service in constant use.”
Phone Box Has New Life as Library [BBCNews]