Exploring Seattle’s Little Free Libraries: Fremont and Wallingford

You’ve probably seen them without even realizing it. Little Free Library is the world’s largest book-sharing movement with outposts in all corners of the globe. Check out the map here to find the one nearest to you!

Being new to Seattle, I thought the best motivator to get me to explore the city and exercise more would be the promise of free books. With that, I started off exploring eight (two not pictured) Little Free Libraries in the Fremont/Wallingford area to begin and it was such a lovely experience. The weather was great (read: not raining) and I got to explore a lot of my neighborhood. Not to mention a good workout summiting Seattle’s hilly neighborhoods with a backpack full of books.

All in all, I grabbed six books

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: My all-time favorite thriller book I’d like to re-read soon

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luis Zafon: This came strongly recommended to me from my grandma

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach: I literally just put this on hold at the library! I love Mary’s work

The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter: Pretty Girls was one of the most disturbing and intriguing thriller books I read in 2020. I’m excited to read more

The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan: I’m intimated both by fantasy books and series (hello, 21 books!) but this is a massively popular fantasy book so I’d like to give it a try

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff: I watched the movies ages ago and would like to see how the book measures up

Also, how pretty is my Urban Outfitters blanket? Just the most beautiful color.

I had so much fun exploring my local area and hope to do this again in the near future, maybe drive to Ballad, Capitol Hill or downtown to explore more! I don’t just want to take and hoard so I hope to contribute a few books next time I do something like this.


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