RICHMOND - John Murden spent about a week hammering together Church Hill's newest library.
"There's people that will build them for you, but I thought I could build mine," he says. "I'm not the best carpenter in the world, so I had to wing some of it."
The Little Free Library is a part of a worldwide book exchange.
"I had to hold myself back from going up to everybody that was looking at it, and being like, 'look at this! I built this!'"
"I think it's a really nice gesture," says neighbor Ayana Obika. "I think it's a really nice thing for people to do. I will probably be adding some books, I tend to loan books a lot."
Just a couple days old, neighbors are quick to check out one to read and swap with another.
"It's kinda cool. Half of them I don't recognize from a couple of days ago. My Batman book is gone, so people are using it."
The card free library is all the talk on the busy corner of Marshall Street.
"When you have young kids it seems everything is spread kind of thin, so having the opportunity to get a book and dropping a book off when your kids are done with it, I think is a great idea," says neighbor Lee Baskerville.
Nestled just outside WPA bakery, the newsstand-looking library is already seeing it's fair share of swapping. And neighbors say they hope to see it stocked full.
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