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Seattle's Tiniest & Cutest Library...

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lark 1
Clever, to be sure. I just hope no one vandalizes it.
I am major fan of libraries. So that's way cool, nonetheless.
Posted by lark on April 23, 2014 at 12:38 PM · Report this
There are little libraries ALL over Seattle. They are great!
Posted by Alger on April 23, 2014 at 12:50 PM · Report this
kk in seattle 3
You need to get out more, Dan.
Posted by kk in seattle on April 23, 2014 at 12:52 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 4
There are a couple near Bryan Elementary, one up between Maple Leaf and University Prep....

Seriously Dan, get out in your community more
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on April 23, 2014 at 12:53 PM · Report this
Fnarf 5
There's one in Fremont that's an eighth of an inch smaller all around.
Posted by Fnarf on April 23, 2014 at 12:55 PM · Report this
jezbian 6
there are tons in phinney/greenwood/ballard/fremont/greenlake/wallingford...i wonder how many of them are on that map that @2 mentioned...will go take a look!

my fave is probably the one in the traffic circle on woodland park ave n.

there's also a poetry mailbox along greenwood ave
Posted by jezbian on April 23, 2014 at 12:55 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
I walk past one in Wallingford at least once a week
Posted by Will in Seattle on April 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM · Report this
ragu 8
So tell me, Dan, why does "tiny" have to be synonymous with "cute", as if that's a necessary comparison? Why even mention size at all? That's exactly what whites dudes do when they fetishize Asian people, for example, as if they live to be cutefied sex objects for your pleasure. You talk from a position of white male sizeist privilege when you reinforce this attitude.
Posted by ragu on April 23, 2014 at 1:03 PM · Report this
I thought it was cute because it matched the house.
Posted by Greg Barnes on April 23, 2014 at 1:49 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 10
Seems like these would be prime targets for teenagers to blow up on Halloween.
Posted by Gern Blanston on April 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM · Report this
Is ragu @8 a satirical account to dig on the ultimate buzzkill troll raku?

That's how I read that.

If so; well done.

If not; well, I'm done.
Posted by Bored@School on April 23, 2014 at 2:04 PM · Report this
Catalina Vel-DuRay 12
ragu dear, are you an angerbot?
Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay on April 23, 2014 at 2:08 PM · Report this
Columbia City is also rife with tiny free libraries. Bonus points in cute for matching the house, though!
Posted by genevieve on April 23, 2014 at 2:11 PM · Report this
seatackled 14
It's tiny, but is it really cute? The Sherlock Holmes of Conan Doyle would say that because it's got this appearance of innocence, it's a place of potentially unspeakably horrible criminal activity. ("The Solitary Cyclist," I think.)

So sure, it's tiny, but there might be a cannibalistic serial killer in there.
Posted by seatackled on April 23, 2014 at 2:13 PM · Report this
Thanks, @2 for the URL! this is a WONDERFUL idea. I am so glad Dan pointed it out to us.
Posted by BG on April 23, 2014 at 2:31 PM · Report this
Fnarf 16
@8, troll too obvious, Raku. Your game is up. A box with books in it is an Asian sex object now? Uh-huh.

Though, now that you mention it, I do want to have sex with that thing. 私はあなたのドーマーウィンドウで性交したい、赤ちゃん.
Posted by Fnarf on April 23, 2014 at 2:55 PM · Report this
Posted by pragmatic on April 23, 2014 at 3:09 PM · Report this
espato 19
There are three within four blocks of my house in west seattle.
Posted by espato on April 23, 2014 at 4:33 PM · Report this
Ophian 20
Thank you tiny librarians
Thank you contrarians
Thank you ragu
Thank you moon
Thank you cow jumping over the moon.
Posted by Ophian on April 23, 2014 at 5:01 PM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 21
There are two in my south Everett (Silver Lake) neighborhood. Borrow a book. Lend a book if you've got an extra.
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on April 23, 2014 at 5:41 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 22
A library....FOR ANTS!!!
Posted by Gern Blanston on April 23, 2014 at 6:22 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 23
I know I'm a very grumpy person, but the Little Free Library movement annoys me. They're ubiquitous in neighborhoods in which almost everyone has enough money to buy books and if they don't they have access to one of the world's greatest public library systems.

You want to put something cute in your lawn, fine. It's not a public service to stick your old paperbacks out there. Donate them to the actual library.
Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on April 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM · Report this
@23--Does the library want them? The Friends of the Library might want them for the used book sale, but please don't just take some books you're done with to the library.
Posted by fruitbat on April 23, 2014 at 9:40 PM · Report this
scary tyler moore 25
16th avenue plain or 16th avenue east?
Posted by scary tyler moore on April 23, 2014 at 11:12 PM · Report this
dwightmoodyforgetsthings 26
@24- Yes they do want them. If they don't add them to the circulating collection they put popular paperbacks in the non-cataloged paperbacks section and if they don't want them there then they sell them.

Posted by dwightmoodyforgetsthings on April 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM · Report this
Madison Wisconsin has had these for years. Some of the shit-heads in local government have made noises about banning them.
Posted by kwodell on April 24, 2014 at 2:51 PM · Report this

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