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A new leaf of life! Dumped furniture made into ‘library’

11 September, 2020 — By Sam Ferguson

BOOK lovers in Highbury Quadrant are celebrating after an enterprising resident upcycled abandoned furniture to create a free mini library for the estate.

Created by Glenn Carder, the book exchange has delighted passers-by and residents alike.

“It was all very spontaneous,” explained Highbury Quadrant resident Ronit Dassa.

“Glenn found the furniture abandoned on the estate and upcycled it into this book exchange and a couple of benches. It hardly cost a penny, because everything was just lying around except for the money for paint and the perspex.

“Word got around quickly, as it’s a very close community here. We had a socially distanced reading party to celebrate on Saturday. It’s lovely for the community. The cabinet even has solar powered lights that light up after dark. I saw a mother reading to her young child the other night. It’s just wonderful.”

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