Loved books get an outing

22:22, Jul 17 2011
FRIDGE LIFE: Kevin Stack and his daughter, Natalie, 3, check out the children's books on offer at the Gap Filler book exchange on the corner of Kilmore and Barbadoes streets.

A site left empty by the Canterbury earthquakes has been brought back to life with books.

The Think Differently Book Exchange is the latest project from the Gap Filler arts initiative, which aims to bring vitality back to empty Canterbury sites.

A glass-fronted refrigerator has been installed on the former Herbal Dispensary site on the corner of Kilmore and Barbadoes streets.

The fridge will be filled with books and act as a temporary exchange for the next three months.

People can take along a book and exchange it for another.

The exchange is the seventh project from Gap Filler, who recently won Christchurch City Council funding to pursue more projects for empty city sites.


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