Bookleggers Library comes to Key West

05/20/2014  by Arlo Haskell  Comment on this Post

One of our favorite Miami literary upstarts is finally coming to Key West, for a not-to-be-missed event this Saturday from 3:00-8:00 at the Green Parrot Bar.

Bookleggers Library is a community mobile library founded two years ago with a mission to provide the South Florida reading public with access to free books. Through partnerships with public, private, and academic libraries as well as private book collectors, Bookleggers identifies desirable deaccessioned titles and gives them to readers at no charge in environments that recreate the spontaneity and surprise of a great book. Their one-night-only giveaways have been established in galleries, bars, museums, schools, and wide-open spaces from Miami Beach to the Everglades, exchanging thousands of books with thousands of people.

Now, finally, Bookleggers comes to Key West and the Green Parrot Bar, with the support of the Florida Keys Community College Library. “Here’s how it works,” says free-book impresario and Bookleggers founder Nathaniel Sandler. “Everyone gets one free book. More books are available for trade or for a small donation. Come out for a book, a beer, and a laugh!”

Bookleggers will be posting up on the porch in front Green Parrot Package Goods and Spirits at 609 Whitehead Street on Saturday, May 24th from 3:00-8:00 PM. Follow @bookleggers on Twitter for more info.

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