Very exciting news to share: Little Free Library Reykjavík was installed in Hljómskálagarður (the park along Tjörnin), next to the statue of Bertel Thorvaldsen on June 14, 2013! It’s a lovely spot for the library—there’s even a bench right next to it so that you can sit and browse through books and read while enjoying the summer weather in the park.
If you are not in Reykjavík to enjoy the library in person, but would still like to see our collection, you can check out our online catalog on Goodreads, here. The catalog shows which books are currently circulating, as well as which are “backlisted,” or currently in storage. Hopefully, the catalog and Goodreads group will be a useful place for readers to share their thoughts on books in the collection and their recommendations with other readers.
Big thanks to everyone who has helped with this process (see our patrons page for a full list of those who have given their time, money, expertise, advice, and support), but especially to Davíð Kjartan Gestsson and Kristín Viðarsdóttir at the Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature office, who have been absolutely indispensable in this process, and Helgi Reyr Gíslason, the carpenter who assisted with the installation.
Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature took some photos of the library after it was installed, which you can see in this post. I’m currently in the US and won’t be back until late August, though, so I would love to see any other photos that people take of the library throughout the summer. Please send your photos to share to email@example.com.