I recently posted a reply to a tweet by Visit Lincolnshire extolling the virtues of a phone box book exchange in another village, just pointing out that we had one too. Lo-and-behold we now have a page of our own on their website. Here’s the blurb:
“The iconic red phone box has seen a resurgence and never more so than in the village of Kirkby on Bain. Lovingly refurbished by a hard-working community, it has been converted into a free book exchange. Drop off those titles cluttering up the bookshelf at home and uncover new ones you might have missed. Recycled colour-washed pallet wood was used for the shelves and information board. A local book group stocked the shelves. A couple of large logs from the churchyard are outside as bus stop style seats.”
Following a very successful uptake at the telephone box this summer, the stock of all books is somewhat depleted. In particular we need children’s books, from Toddler right up to Teenager. So if you have read books that you or your family have enjoyed please drop them off at the box for others to do the same. Thanks so much for your help
Local historian, author and illustrator Edward Mayor will be on hand to launch his new Historical Map of Kirkby on Bain at the Ebrington Arms this Saturday, starting at 12 noon. Copies of the hand-drawn map will be on sale at £5.00 per copy, including a donation to a charity of the landlord’s choice.
Based in Woodhall Spa, Edward is well known for his publications, including books on the history of Petwood House, The Kinema in the Woods and the founding of Woodhall Spa, as well as for his recent one-man awards scheme to reward local restaurants for dog-friendliness.
We have had a good uptake of children’s books from the Telephone Box recently, so if you have any surplus books you think other children would enjoy, could you please put them on the lower shelves in the box?
Then we will have plenty for visiting children in the holidays and for those returning for the new school term. Thanks very much.
The Telephone Box is looking its best in this summer of 2016 with its books refreshed and garden in full bloom. Some say that this is Kirkby on Bain’s own stately home, with its iconic world-renowned architecture, extensive library, Western Power sponsored dovecote and archetypal Dewrance gardens. Continue reading →
This week the Kirkby on Bain Book Group celebrated its eleventh birthday. During that time we have read over 100 books of different types – novels, biographies, travel and history. We meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. There are no places available for new members at the moment but if anyone is interested in joining we will start a waiting list.
If you would be interested in reading along with us at home, the book for next month is “Operation Mincemeat”, by Ben McIntyre. We would be interested in hearing your opinions of the book. Continue reading →