The Highland Park Book Booth
In an age where phone booths have outlived their necessity, and now stand along street corners abandoned and forlorn, a new use has emerged for one particular abandoned phone booth on the corner of Figueroa and Avenue 56, in Highland Park.
Book Booth is a project designed by Future Studio proprietor and Chicken Boy mother, Amy Inouye, where people can freely exchange old books for new. Located in the alcove of La Arca pupuseria at 5570 North Figueroa, conveniently next to a bus stop, Book Booth is where people are encouraged to take what books they like, and leave what books they don’t want anymore. Some of the books left here contain a label with a Book Crossing serial number, readers are encouraged to register it with the website to see where it has been. Reading materials of all kinds are welcomed. Magazines, textbooks, manuals, pamphlets, manifestos, tomes, children’s books, books in English, Spanish, Esperanto, etc. are all welcomed at the Highland Park Book Booth. Open for your convenience 24 hours a day.