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Lire à la Plage: French Seaside Libraries Serve Book-Loving Beach-Goers!

Do you see the redness in the featured image? Yasss! it’s a sign of Lire à la Plage, a booming services offered on the French coasts over the last decade. 

 

The service is offered by twelve French resorts where authorities have set up library beach-huts with orange slanted roof and red beach chairs. Open every day between 2pm and 7pm, from July 7 to Aug 26, each of the wooden huts has been equipped with 1,000 books, novels, poetry, and manga, for beach-goers of all ages.

 

Since Normandy launched “Lire à la Plage” (Read At The Beach) project in 2005, the fantastic idea has prevailed and boomed in France and successfully attracts beach-going bookworms from all over the world (with their considerate translated versions). The Normandy site has attracted 38,000 bookworms last year, and the Herault site, the south of France, has attracted 21,000 readers last year, according to The Straight Times.

 

There’s only one rule in Lire à la Plage: the books cannot be taken off-site but can be reserved. Let the two librarians know which book you are reading and they will keep it aside from the open shelf so that you can enjoy the story the next day.

 

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Image via Seine-Maritime

 

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Check this intro clip out. Gosh, I love to see the red brushes over the French coasts. I hope New York has one soon!

 

 

Further readings about beach and books:

5 Reasons Why the Beach Is the Best Place to Read

5 Must Have Beach Reads for the Summer

 

 

 

Featured Image via The Local France

book on beach

The Bookworm’s Beach Survival Kit

It is summertime. The weather’s warmed up and every day is (hopefully, fingers crossed) filled with sunshine. That means…
 

Image Via GIPHY

 

It’s beach time!

 

Via GIPHY

 

Here is a list of bookwormy goodness you need for your next trip to the beach!

 

1. This cute book themed duffel bag to hold your book paraphernalia. 

 

duffel bag

Via Etsy

 

2. Adorable tumbler to hold your refreshing drink.

 

etsy

 

Via Etsy

 

3. These flip flops so your toesies can get some sunshine on the walk from your transportation to the perfect spot on the beach.

flip flops

 

Via Groovebags

 

4. Book beach towel because sand is gross.

 

towel

 

Via Social6

 

5. Cute jewelry because you can never be too extra.

 

bracelet thing

Via Etsy

 

6. You might also want to pack some book themed treats, like book shaped cookies!

 

book cookies

Via RoamingRosie

 

7. Your book! Here is a little suggestion~ Murder as a Fine Art by David Morrell

 

cover art

Via Amazon

 

Enjoy your next trip to the beach!

 

Feature Image Via MapQuestTravel