You can never have too many books. In the unlikely event you do have too many – or more likely have a duplicate of a book – you give it to a friend. Or you donate it to something like Bryggens Bogskab.
Bryggens Bogskab (bogskab means book case) is a kind of unofficial mini public library, a small, slightly weatherworn wooden shed on the waterfront park in the Copenhagen neighbourhood Islands Brygge containing, well, books.
Two local residents of the area are behind this reader’s delight project, a project born from the idea to share and create a common place where literature lovers, and people who just like a good book, can meet and get inspired. Together they are also responsible for the general maintenance, but encourage all users to help look after the cabinet.
The guidelines are these: you can put in all the books you want, but preferably books you think might inspire and tempt others. And take home as many as you like – but please no more than three books a day.
And just to be clear, you don’t have to donate a book to take one. So really, there’s no excuse.
Read a book.