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Melbourne Central Little Library

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by Marguerite Bravay (subscribe)
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Published September 9th 2012
Melbourne Central's special library
Nothing makes my day like free books. Four years of rigorous university readings have not dampened my love for the activity, and now, as a fresh graduate, I am rekindling with my love for books. It is a fantastic feeling to read what you like instead of what you are told to, and it is even better to be able to read for free! Fortunately, for the Melbourne book-lovers out there, there is a simple solution to an age old book lover's query: great books are available free of charge at Melbourne Central's Little Library.

I stumbled upon the Little Library on my way to the shops one evening this week. Disappointed though I was that they were closed, my marvel and intrigue at discovering the stylish Little Library was duly compensation. Three or four ceiling-high bookshelves line the back wall of the small space, showcasing books of all sorts, from popular literature to philosophic titles.

What's even better, you don't need a member's card to borrow from this collection. But you do need a conscience. There is no time or quantity limit on the books you borrow, but one golden rule applies: bring those books back, if at your convenience. If you choose not to return a title, that's okay, too, so long as you replace it with another.

You'll find the Little Library if you go up the escalators at the Swanston and Latrobe entrance of Melbourne Central and head for the food court. Even if books aren't your thing, the Little Library hosts an array of other attention-worthy items, like a desk globe and even some wooden shoes- in fact, I really wonder how they got there! The Little Library possesses a distinctly eclectic charm, and provides a quiet retreat from the city's hustle and bustle. Next time you're in the area, go visit it for yourself.
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Why? Because reading is good for the soul!
Where: 64/211 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: Absolutely Free!
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Sounds wonderful :) I'll have to check it out next time I'm at Melbourne Central.
by Rachael Taylor (score: 2|366) 2960 days ago
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