This Neighborhood has an Epic Book Exchange Unlike Any Other …This is So Cool

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Although books are considered things of the past, there is nothing more satisfying than picking up and reading a very good book. And, it becomes even more special when the book is given by someone else, even if that someone is somebody you don’t even know.

In Berlin, a neighborhood found a new way to promote literacy and this is through books. Locals happily exchange books in an odd yet unique place. It is basically a cluster of trees in the middle of the sidewalk, popularly called “The Berlin Book Forest”.

This cluster of trees in the middle of a sidewalk is called

Using these trees, residents can freely exchange books with strangers.

These trees are used as a free book exchange for residents in the area. - A Neighborhood In Germany Has An Awesome Book Exchange Inside Of Trees

This kiosk is built from fallen trees. They are clustered to appear like a group of trees.

This kiosk is made from fallen trees and built to look like a group of trees in the forest. - A Neighborhood In Germany Has An Awesome Book Exchange Inside Of Trees

In each of the trees, there are a few shelves, some of them are covered with plastic covers to protect the books from harsh weather conditions.

There are a few shelves in each of the trees, with plastic covers to protect the books from any bad weather. - A Neighborhood In Germany Has An Awesome Book Exchange Inside Of Trees

There is a variety of books found in the Kiosk. While some are written in German, others are in English. The genres also range from contemporary fiction to children’s literature.

There are a wide variety of books exchanged in the kiosk, in both German and English, with genres ranging from children's lit to contemporary fiction. - A Neighborhood In Germany Has An Awesome Book Exchange Inside Of Trees

 

 

The purpose of The Book Forest is to promote literacy within the area. However, it later became very popular.

The Book Forest's purpose is to encourage literacy in the surrounding area, and it became very popular. - A Neighborhood In Germany Has An Awesome Book Exchange Inside Of Trees

Originally, the plan was to keep it there from 2006 to 2008. But as it became so popular, locals decided to keep it as is.

It became so popular that it was originally supposed to only remain in its place from 2006 to 2008, and still stands today. - A Neighborhood In Germany Has An Awesome Book Exchange Inside Of Trees

This is really a great way to encourage reading in communities.

This is a really awesome idea, and a great way for books and reading to become more central in communities. - A Neighborhood In Germany Has An Awesome Book Exchange Inside Of Trees

 

Watch how useful The Book of Forest is to the locals of Berlin:

 

Check out how others share their books in the links below:

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