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Mum's Guide To Harpenden Blog

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The Little Local Book Hub


The Little Local Book Hub started as a very simple idea during lockdown in Stanmore. Monique Hershkorn, an avid reader, decided to put a box of her unwanted books on the front lawn of her home, so that other residents in her street could enjoy them. There were just 7 books in total, as she has a Kindle and very few paperbacks. She then posted on The Stanmore Group on Facebook for locals to stroll by and grab a free read and invited them to donate a book in exchange. In just over a month they grew from one hub to more than a dozen, and now have hubs all over the southern half of the country.

And there is now one in Harpenden!  There's also one in Wheathampstead and in Redbourn. It is a free book-sharing service which relies entirely upon donations from the public to ensure their open-air book boxes are always fully stocked.

So, if you have any good condition PAPERBACK FICTION (only - no hardbacks or non-fiction!) head over to Meadway to donate and to have a look for your next great read!  Visit the website for the exact location.

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