Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Diary of a Lost Girl (Louise Brooks edition) in a Little Free Library

There is a Little Lending Library on Vicksburg street (just off 24th) in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. My wife and I pass by it occasionally while walking our dogs, Sherlock and Buster (aka "Sherlock Jr.").

For those not familiar with the concept, little lending libraries or little free libraries are small "take a book, return a book" gathering places where neighbors share favorite books and literature. In its basic form, a Little Free Library is a box or shelf full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and return another to share.

This local little free library was stocked with a number of good reads, like Jane Smiley's Moo, T.S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral, and Jean Cocteau's Diary of an Unknown. When I saw that latter title, it occurred to me to donate a copy of Margarete Bohme's The Diary of a Lost Girl (Louise Brooks edition), which I edited and published back in 2010. I hope my neighbors like it. Here are a few snapshots of the book in situ.

Curious to know which libraries around the world have a copy of The Diary of a Lost Girl (Louise Brooks edition) in their collection, besides the Wichita Public Library, George Eastman House, or Motion Picture Academy? Check out the book's WorldCat listing.  More information about The Diary of a Lost Girl may be found HERE.

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