Is there anything cuter than a tiny house? The answer is yes, and it's a tiny bookstore. One pair of teeny home builders just made a structure that's booking it across France—as a traveling book shop. How novel!
The young couple behind tiny house company La Maison Qui Chemine just completed something a little different—a mobile book store. The prototype design is for a used bookseller and is called "La librairie itinérante" (literally "the traveling bookstore"). The new owner will be bringing his wares all across France, particularly to small villages that currently lack book stores. The space will also act as an event space, hosting free evening gatherings ("You just have to bring your slippers!" La Maison Qui Chemine adds).
The 18 foot structure is quite sleek on the outside, but inside is a cozy space fit for curling up with a good story. All in all, the shop stocks about 3,000 titles and includes nooks for sitting and browsing, as well as group discussions and the aforementioned gatherings. The interior is outfitted with bench seating, a small kitchen, dry toilet, lofted bed, and of course, plenty of bookshelves. Smartly, the ladder that's used to access the loft bedroom can also be used to reach the books on the highest shelves. The kitchen and bathroom are tucked under the loft, out of the way.
You can check out more photos and details over on La Maison Qui Chemine.
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