May. 16, 2013 at 4:17pm
It's what baskets-on-bicycles were made for!
Following the tire tracks of neighborhood explorer Tacoma Bike Ranch, I set out on a expedition to have a personal experience with all charted pocket libraries in the City of Destiny. As a Vigilante street librarian myself I wanted to as Dr. Timothy Leary would say 'find the others' and feel some kind of solidarity... INTERNATIONAL FOLK LIBRARIANS OF THE WORLD UNITE.
Central Tacoma Free-Radical Media Exchange (main branch)
Notes: Free sunchokes and sunflowers!
GPS Coord: 47.242960, -122.472399
West Road Pocket Library
Notes: Fun draw-bridge style entry door. Log book w. pen provided. A fun trip on a bike... commanding view of Commencement Bay, cool breeze.
GPS Coord: 47.2718, -122.470487
Oakes Street Pocket Library
Notes: Reclaimed spice cabinet? Lots of free-spirit paragraphs and articles varnished onto the surface. Doors weatherproofed with foam tape and magnets.. Log book but couldn't find a pen! Nice selection of books.
GPS Coord: 47.2650263, -122.4718308
10th Street Pocket Library
Notes: Larger window on the door is nice. No log book found. Nice inscription on the post.
GPS Coord: 47.259022, -122.50037
The Lost Pocket Library
UPDATE: Matt says there is another uncharted pocket library on N 22nd and Ferdinand! Send us some photos!
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by troysworktable on 5/16/2013 @ 8:37pm
|Another uncharted pocket library is the Rocket Zine Library, which resides at King's Books. It isn't run by King's, but they allow it be hosted within their walls. It is an orange cabinet that is just waiting for some C.L.A.W. zines to be added to its collection.|
by NineInchNachos on 5/16/2013 @ 8:54pm
|YES!! forgot... Thanks for the tip! |
Rocket Zine Library in Kings Books
by NineInchNachos on 5/17/2013 @ 7:21am
@rr_anderson Here's a photo of the missing link on N 22nd and Ferdinand! Mostly kids books. Off the grid! twitter.com/tacomabikeranc…— Matt Newport (@tacomabikeranch) May 17, 2013
by NineInchNachos on 8/12/2013 @ 8:22am
Craig Rounds (little free library operator on oakes and 17th) reports
of a new Library spotted Corner of yakima and Prospect
by JesseHillFan on 8/12/2013 @ 9:25am
|I like this idea.However if I were to try this on my property people from nearby within the neighborhoodwould be stashing Meth/Heroin baggies/money to pay for the drugs in between the books or empty beer/liquor bottles or garbage stashed in it.|
Kudos to those of you whom can though without trouble.
by NineInchNachos on 8/20/2013 @ 2:25pm
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