The unquestionable importance of reading has given way to a popular and exciting practice of book swapping in all corners of the city and surrounding suburbs. Post Office Square has joined the positive movement of sharing diverse literature and stories with friends, neighbours and strangers by opening The Little Library.

This free pop-up community library, one of the first to open in a CBD Shopping Centre, is based around the simple ‘swap and go’ premise. The honour system means anyone can borrow and share books in an easy and relaxed environment. The library is in a shared space allowing customers to sit, eat their lunch, enjoy a good book or simply choose a book to take with them.

Colliers International Portfolio Manager Melinda Boyle, said the community space follows the worldwide free library movement. “We only ask our borrowers to either bring back the book or bring one in to share,” Boyle said. “Books have been sourced from both The Salvation Army and the Asthma Foundation and include a range of fiction books from a wide variety of titles and authors. We’re sure our customers will find something they enjoy.”

This peaceful and enlightening pleasure located near the Adelaide Street entrance provides a welcoming space ideal for sharing thoughts and ideas and escaping the city buzz. Readers and participators are encouraged to leave notes or messages in the front covers of books to create dialogue that transcends interaction.

The Little Library is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 4pm.

Readers also liked The Bookshop.