REPURPOSE —that’s what residents of Southport, a small town/large shack settlement (your choice) on Tasmania’s far south east coast have done with books they have read.

Like other community libraries in Australia, the Southport installation, located at the bus stop, is self-managing. Readers borrow then return the books. They also add books they have read and no longer wish to keep.

Repurposing books this way keeps them in circulation and reduces waste going to landfill. Books become part of the community commons.


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