First it was Little Free Libraries and now Free Stores are springing up in Vancouver. Well, one sprung up in West Point Grey and now the initiator of that one, Nic of Afeatherway and I are going to the next one. We’ll be inviting people to a design session and then a build session.
Our grant covers snacks and the materials for one free store – but you could come along and design and build your own store too.
I’d love housing co-ops to have free stores. What I think can work is that it’s a contained space rather than a spill-over space. I know free areas in housing co-ops have sometimes become unruly and then abandoned.
Here are photos for (so far as I know) Vancouver Free Store #1. Here’s an article about it: https://pricetags.wordpress.com/2017/03/23/community-free-store/ It’s between Bayswater & Balaclava on the south side of Point Grey Road.
Stay tuned for the next one.
What would your Free Store look like?