A neighborhood in Berlin found a great new way to promote literacy and books. Residents of the area happily participate in a free book exchange that happens in an unlikely and unique place.
This cluster of trees in the middle of a sidewalk is called "The Berlin Book Forest."
This kiosk is made from fallen trees and built to look like a group of trees in the forest
There are a few shelves in each of the trees, with plastic covers to protect the books from any bad weather.
There are a wide variety of books exchanged in the kiosk, in both German and English, with genres ranging from children's lit to contemporary fiction.
The Book Forest's purpose is to encourage literacy in the surrounding area, and it became very popular.