A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a small wooden box of books. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share. Little Free Library book exchanges have a unique, personal touch.
The Friends of San Diego Architecture is inviting architects, designers, students, and book lovers of all kinds to rethink this unique structure, and design a Little Free Library for the community.
-Distinctive architectural style inspired by the assigned site (4221 Dakota Dr., San Diego)
-Address the specific environment
-Fun and playful design that caters to the site chosen by the designer
-Inspires the feeling of surprise and delight for the user
-$250 Grand prize for each category
-$100 People’s Choice award decided by the May FSDA lecture attendees
-Honorable mention prizes awarded by jury
Single 24”x36” PDF (5 MB maximum file size) or hand drawing containing:
-Short paragraph explaining your design.
-Design must hold at least 25 books
-Design must be able to accommodate a Little Free Library charter sign
For more information please visit these websites:
April 1: Submissions due
April 15: Winning designs announced
May 20: Winners built and on display