Alameda Bookshelf

Photos by Kristen Hanlon.

Tucked away among a row of homes in Bayport, on a stretch of green courtyard that doesn’t see much in the way of pedestrian traffic, sits a cream-and-terracotta box atop a short steel pole. Inside the box is an eclectic array of books - crime novels, children’s books, how-to manuals, and self-help are stacked side-by-side. Adjacent to the box is a child’s chair, painted to match the box, which provides the opportunity for pint-sized passers-by to sit and read.