Sarah Hobart and Rawson Hobart can pick up books just about anywhere – libraries, bookshops or online. But they especially enjoy Little Free Libraries, miniature sharing boxes around town where they can take or share a book. “It’s serendipity,” said Rawson. “We like to walk. We like to browse. It’s fun,” said Sarah. The Hobarts are connoisseurs. They can tell you the locations of all the neighborhood book exchanges. They stopped this weekend at three – including this one on the 1200 block of Hinman Avenue, one of their favorites. “Little libraries work best when you can see the books inside,” Rawson said. Oh, Sarah ended up with Sister, Maiden, Monster, horror fiction written by Lucy A. Snyder. (Photo by Richard Cahan)
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We have several of these wonderful little sidewalk libraries in our neighborhood near Lincolnwood School, and I’ve often found treasures there. If the Hobarts know where these are all across Evanston, I’d be thrilled to visit all of them! Can we get a list or map somehow? Thank you for this lovely coverage of these hidden gems.