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Vestal visits Little Free Libraries

13th and Helena
13th and Helena

The dispersion followed no logic: Dickens and Whitman in Browne’s Addition. Sherman Alexie and Jonathan Lethem on the North Side. Marilynn Robinson and Joyce Carol Oates in the Perry District. Henry James and Saul Bellow on the South Hill.

In no particular order, and for no reason other than this week is Get Lit! – which fills me with good cheer over books and the people who make and read them – I spread a bunch of books around Spokane this week. Cleared them off my shelves and left them in “little free libraries” all over town.

One might fairly accuse me of trying to thin the crushing piles of books around my house. But, while I did not give up many of my most treasured books, neither did I spread around junk. Because I set out to write about this, I probably let go of better books than I otherwise would have – my book vanity is strong. More. Shawn Vestal




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.