TAG: Books

The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf

On the corner of my street is a bookshelf, and it’s always full of books. Children’s books, chick lit, travel books, autobiographies, non-fiction, political tomes, books in different languages – every kind of book. There’s often someone kneeling or squatting before it, perusing the titles and making a small pile on the footpath, tucking one under an arm, or popping one into a bag. Bev, who owns Ben Buckler Cellars around the corner, put the shelf there. The rule is that you swap what you take for your own books. I’ve taken one or two dog-eared Jane Austen paperbacks, a chick… read more

A Better Place for Books

Library for homeless

We all know how to recycle. It has been implemented over the last few decades and I believe, fully embraced in the last few years. Nowadays, there’s a bin for almost every category of trash. Composts, paper, glass, plastics. You name it, it can be recycled. Even the simple teabag could be separated into three categories. Paper, aluminium and food scraps. All of this awareness and organisation is wonderful. The councils that implement these policies and the community that embrace them are to be lauded. Perhaps, however, an even more sustainable way to recycle products is available to us, and one… read more