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Get the word on the street about the community book shares that are popping up across your neighbourhood


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Whether you’re a fan of the latest bestellers, classic literature or biographies - you’re likely to find any one of your favourite reads for free in the ever-increasing street library network that can be found popping up around the community. These literature exchanges allow you to easily swap and share your used books with other local bookworms. Simply leave your preloved books in one of the community street library cabinets or bookcases and make a selection for yourself from the items someone else has left. Here’s a snapshot of some of the book shares that can be found northside. Tag us in your spots on Instagram @northsidersydney!


1. Outside Sessions Hair Studio, 71 Union Street, McMahons Point

There are now two packed bookcases outside the door of this popular McMahons Point salon. The shelves are always overflowing with an excellent selection of books.

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2. Euroka Street, Waverton

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3. Outside the ‘loo with a view’, Peter Kingston Walkway, Lavender Bay

Pick up a book from this handmade harbourside cabinet and enjoy a read in Wendy’s Secret Garden or one of the waterfront parks nearby.

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4. Outside Kirribilli Neighbourhood Centre, Fitzroy St, Kirribilli

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5. Bus stop, cnr Rawson Street & Kurraba Road, North Sydney

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6. Phillip Street, Neutral Bay

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7. Boyle Street, Cremorne

Locals keep this beautifully crafted book share cabinet well stocked with a diverse range of reading material including recipe books and non-fiction.

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