A walk to the Little Library.

the little library in Historic Oakwood, Raleigh NC

A short walk from my front door is a tiny unassuming intersection with a small park and a guitar store.  The guitar store definitely is a surprise but that’s what I love about this area; turn a corner and find something completely surprising in a neighborhood full of houses.  The sweetest find so far has been a tiny library of sorts.  It’s just a box actually but from a few walks past it I’ve noticed that the turnover of books is high.  I spotted a Naipaul last time and being a big fan I meant to come back again with a book to drop off but somebody got to it before me.  I suppose I can take comfort in knowing that another Naipaul fan lurks not too far from me. Today though I remembered to take my ‘drop-off’ book on our walk – appropriately The Devil in the White City to bring a bit of Chicago to Raleigh.  The pickins were slim though but I did find a book I hadn’t read before (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf).

And in other fun finds, a confetti of colorful leaves which I couldn’t resist picking up and a cat that was having the best time stretching!

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer and a mother of three from Raleigh, NC. She writes for national and local publications about lifestyle, travel, books, and of course, motherhood! Her most current project involves illustrating and publishing a children’s Hindi book. When not adventuring with her family in the minivan, you can find her riding the streets of Raleigh on her beloved bike Linus.

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