Here's some reading about literacy, libraries and books: Interesting (and rather long) essay about The Rising Tide of Educated Aliteracy . This sounds like it will be a cool library once it's ready: The mountains, the books, a place of rest and reading: AColorado couple’s quest to create a land library . You can help the project along by supporting their Kickstarter campaign . Books people buy to read but not to own usually end up being thrown out or donated, but happens when not even the charity shops want them? From The Da Vinci Code to Fifty Shades: the books no one wants any more. A heart-warming story: Trash Man Creates Free Library Out of 20,000 Books Found inGarbage . Today's list: 15 Literary Heroines, Factual and Fictional .