Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Central London's first Little Free Library

To help celebrate their 50th anniversary, International Students House (ISH) has worked in partnership with us at Little Free Library Project to create central London's first Little Free Library.
A full scale replica phone box, full of brilliant books, was officially opened on 14 May by author John Rogers. John's book, This Other London: Adventures in the overlooked city, tells the story of John's journey to discover some of the more overlooked and unusual aspects of our wonderful international city, like our latest Little Free Library.

Central London's first Little Free Library is located outside International Students House at 229 Great Portland Street, London (opposite Great Portland Street tube station).
Little Free Libraries take many forms, from small house shaped boxes with various artistic designs to phone boxes and even a TARDIS. They are installed in front gardens, cafes, pubs and community spaces and of course, now, outside International Students House. Here are a few of our other Little Free Libraries.

Walthamstow, art by cartoonist Tim Reedy
Hackney, art by urban artist Hannah Adamaszek
Woolwich, art by illustrator Emma Russell
Find out more at Happy reading!


  1. Looks great. Would love to help create more libraries with you... More at

  2. That's really great lots of student want this opportunity
    for getting knowledge what about the international student they also can get this free visit of library ...

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  3. They have these Little Free Libraries all over the United States, especially where I live in Portland, Oregon. I love the idea of having a space to share books with neighbors. Here's one in my neighborhood: Portland Little Free Library

  4. So glad you like them. The LFL Project is a great way to share books and engage new readers and its lots of fun too!