Under the City of South Perth, they have 4 mini libraries set in bus-stops across the suburbs of Como and South Perth and I haven't been able to find out if other councils in Perth have joined this initiative.
The initiative started on the 6th of January and will run until the 30th of June this year.
The books are donated by library patrons and by book stop users who are invited to "take a book and leave a book", and the bus-stop libraries get replenished weekly by library staff.
Readers can also register books they take at http://www.bookcrossing.com/home so that the books can be tracked from reader to reader thus connecting readers of the same book.
This type of informal libraries initiative is apparently happening in 132 countries around the world. How cool is that?
The bus-stop library shown in these photos is just a block away from my work place in Talbot Avenue, in the suburb of Como.
I think I'll have to go through my huge bookshelf at home and get a few books I no longer want and leave them at this bus-stop.
What do you think of this initiative? Have you seen this type of thing in your country?