Now and then, we find that our books are overflowing, from the bookshelves into baskets, onto the floor, into the corners, and we decide that a few must go. The first choice is generally the local used book haven, Title Wave. But Title Wave takes only about a quarter of what we bring in, and Abe Books (an on-line outfit that buys books for real cash) might take another handful. In the end, the books must go to a thrift store or the library for its periodic sales.
Now there's another option, Little Free Libraries. They got started in 2009 and there are more than 25,000 around the world at last count. These are usually small boxes on posts, outside a residence, or a business. They have the look of large birdhouses or mailboxes with glass doors. Open the doors of one and you'll find a wide range of books -- novels, history, self-help, children's fare, cookbooks, poetry, and more. You are free to put books in and to take them out. If you don't want to return that exact book, that's fine (unlike the regular library).
That was five for today -- we have a list of another dozen that are officially "Little Free Libraries," s o we will continue to seek them out.
Of course, we found other things to remark on: