For some time, there has been a plastic tray of old books on a shelf under the Lotto table, just to the left of the coffee machine at the Luskville Depanneur, number 3000 on Hwy. 148.
I've taken one or two novels from it myself in the past. But now, with the gracious permission of proprietor Elaine Goulet, that tray of books is now a Little Free Library (LFL).
There are currently over 36,000 LFLs world-wide. The concept is pretty simple: take a book, leave a book. The true LFL is acually a free-standing weather-proof box of some sort situated in a outdoor public place so it is accessible by passers-by. Mo Laidlaw has created a beautiful one at the end of her road, Croissant Rose, in Breckenridge. I believe there is another one along Ch. Bord de l'Eau on Black Bay in Luskville.
Although the Library at the Luskville Depanneur is not outside, it is certainly is in a public place, available to a huge number of both local people and travellers stopping in for ice and bait. I haven't yet registered it on the website as a LFL, but for all that, it's still a place to take a book, leave a book. In the short time I've had a sign on the shelf, the amount of books there has increased three-fold.
And they are good books. Any John Grisham fans should hurry over.
Find out more about Little Free Libraries at littlefreelibrary.org.