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Continued: How to stock up on beach reading this summer on the cheap

  • Article by: MAE ANDERSON , AP Retail Writer
  • Last update: June 13, 2013 - 2:30 PM

— CHECK OUT A 'LITTLE' LIBRARY

If you're looking for free beach reading that isn't electronic, there's one option to look for that has been sprouting up all over the U.S.: Tiny birdhouse-like structures found everywhere from residential neighborhoods to outside coffee shops called the Little Free Library.

The little structures serve as book swaps: anyone can take a book or leave a book. The idea began in Wisconsin and has spread through communities across the country, sponsored by different community groups and individuals. For more information or to find out if one is near you, check out littlefreelibrary.org.

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