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Marco Biagi MSP and the Barga Red Telephone box

Marco Biagi MSP and the Barga Red Telephone box

A Scottish member of parliament was in Barga recently and left a message inside the Red Telephone Box, home of the Barga Book Crossing Library just outside Barga Vecchia. It would seem that the idea of a book exchange in a telephone box fitted his concept of community action as he is in fact the […]

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The smallest library in Tuscany opens

The smallest library in Tuscany opens

Giles Gilbert Scott's red telephone kiosk is one of the most beautiful pieces of street furniture ever devised. But what to do with it in the age of the mobile? - maybe in Barga they have found one answer.

Back in February of last year we published an article which we now publish again in full below as sometimes life does offer some nice surprises and every now and again it is good to bang ones own drum. In that article we included a photoshopped image of the red telephone box in Barga transformed […]

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C’è una biblioteca piccola così…

C’è una biblioteca piccola così…

Un paese di meno di cento abitanti sulla montagna appenninica rischia di sembrare un luogo senza futuro. Non sono pochi i casi in cui questi numeri si accompagnano ad altri dati davvero poco confortanti: assenza di esercizi pubblici, mancanza di imprese vitali, vita culturale e comunitaria pressoché azzerata, la TV generalista a far compagnia agli […]

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Book Crossing comes to Barga

Bookcrossing comes to Barga. Hundreds of books were “set free” in Barga Vecchia this morning as part of the bookcrossing project. Readers are invited to pick up the books, read them and then pass them on for somebody else to enjoy the pages. This is part of the two week long literary festival “Tra le […]