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Early last year, I blogged about an amazing find: a beach library in Coogee, Sydney

Well …… I’ve just found another one, this time in Albena on the Bulgarian Black Sea.


With over 2,500 books in 10 languages, the 140 library shelves extend for more than 12 linear meters.  Like many open space libraries being established around the world, readers are encouraged to borrow a book and leave their own.

I’ll have to keep this one on my ‘discover Albena list’ when I head that way one day!  Meantime, read more about The Beach Library on the Albena website.

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How cool it is to pop into a local library to borrow a book while on holiday!

The joy was made even better when I discovered that the newly installed Coogee Beach Library was just a few steps away from from the home of Sydney friends with whom I was staying over the summer holidays!

Housing more than a thousand books, the Coogee Beach Library has made a welcome addition to what is one of the most magnificent beaches in Australia.

Located on the lower beach promenade right next to the sand, the six-metre wide, freestanding timber bookshelf constructed by Council’s carpenters will stock more than 1000 fiction and non-fiction books and magazines in various languages and genres, ensuring there is something for everyone to pick up and enjoy.”  (Read more: Sydney’s First Beach Library launches in Coogee)

Coogee Beach Library

In opening this very special library, Randwick Mayor Ted Seng said:

….. if the Coogee Beach Library is able to encourage even just one child to pick up a book and discover the joy of reading, then this project will be well worth it!”

A great way to encourage reading, relaxation and enjoyment!   And a super great way to start the year rolling!

Be inspired:

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