Little Free Libraries have been a staple of Richmond sidewalks for years. The book-filled boxes are easy to stumble upon — but maybe not as easy to track down again.
If you’re a Richmond reader, here are neighborhood-specific recs.
📚 The Fan
To see a few libraries in easy walking distance, check out Meadow Park (box #1). From there, head west to 2219 Park Ave. (#2). Right around the corner in Scuffletown Park is another library (#3). Plus: There are unregistered libraries a few blocks down, right near Kuba Kuba (1601 Park Ave.) and by Lombardy Playground.
📚 Church Hill
There are several within a few blocks of each other at Chimborazo Playground, 3111 E. Marshall St., and 2707 E. Marshall St. Pro tip: We know there’s one around the corner from Riverbend Roastery (2623 E. Broad St.) as well, although it’s not on the map.
📚 Woodland Heights
There are a number of libraries south of the river. For a quick tour, go to 609 W. 30th St., 2705 Hillcrest Rd., and 811 W. 29th St. That last one is called “River City Reads” because its books may contain testimonies from other Richmond readers.
We only got to highlight a few neighborhoods, but there are libraries all around town. You can also check out reader recommendations by looking at the comments of this reel. Book it to the official map.