Little Free Libraries in Asheville, NC

1074 Hendersonville Rd. | Photo via The Pop Project

February is National Library Lovers Month, and here in Asheville, we like big books + we cannot lie, so today we are sharing 50+ local little free libraries with you. If you haven’t heard of Little Free Library before, it is a nonprofit working to build community + create a love of reading by supporting neighborhood book exchanges all over the world. 

Every year, millions of books are exchanged through the Little Free Library program, which increases access to books for readers of every age + demographic. They are also working to fill book deserts + have donated 1,000+ libraries through the program.  

These book boxes work on the honor system, the books are free to take, and you can donate your own books for others to enjoy as well – and because these boxes are curated by members of the community from all ages and walks of life, you are sure to find a smorgasbord of literary delight.

60 Ridgelawn Rd. | Photo via The Pop Project

Little libraries aren’t just unique on the inside either – they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. These libraries can be as simple as a box to hold books or as complex as the 13 story treehouse built by local wood artist Brian Monteleone you see above.  Little Free Library also has a map feature that allows you to see all of the locations in your area. This tool is really useful because sometimes the address listed isn’t exact and you may need to explore the neighborhood a bit for the exact location. You’ll find these book boxes on street corners, in front yards, and even in community gardens.

And while many of these little libraries are run by individuals, there is a cluster in Asheville + the greater Buncombe County area run by The POP Project, an Asheville-based 501(c)3 nonprofit working to create greater access to books.

Treat yo shelf + check out these little free libraries in our area:

📚 | Charter #66273, 320 Stratford Rd.

📚 | Charter #27878, 3 River Mead Ct

📚 | Charter #11258, 128 Westwood Rd.

📚 | Charter #32756, 31 White Rose Ln.

📚 | Charter #30203, 50 Knoll Ridge Dr.

415 S. French Broad Ave. | Photo via The Pop Project

📚 | Charter #43596, 34 Acorn Rd.

📚 | Charter #109704, 43 Chadwick Wade Dr.

📚 | Charter #110741, 668 Lakeshore Dr.

📚 | Charter #97170, 13 Horizon Hill Rd.

📚 | Charter #97052, 18 Valle Vista Dr.

📚 | Charter #30732, 1 University Heights – Phillips Hall Breezeway

📚 | Charter #80068, 318 Westover Dr.

📚 | Charter #106890, 282 Pearson Dr.

📚 | Charter #0791, in the community garden off of E. Waneta St. 

📚 | Charter #74988, 166 Montford Ave.

📚 | Charter #86585, 108 Murdock Ave.

📚 | Charter #29082, 1 Edwin Pl. (Children’s books)

📚 | Charter #23641, Albemarle Rd.

📚 | Charter #36248, 343 Hillside St.

📚 | Charter #60377, 8 Rhododendron Pl.

📚 | Charter #23138, 11 Springwood Dr.

📚 | Charter #102470, 19 Baker Dr.

📚 | Charter #18369, off of Compton Dr.

📚 | Charter #48621, 125 Hill St.

📚 | Charter #22700, 12 W. Lincoln Ave.

📚 | Charter #62407, 58 Apac Cir.

📚 | Charter #101159, 69 Park Ave N.

📚 | Charter #112332, at the corner of Antique Ln. + Cherokee Rd.

📚 | Charter #88420, Brucemont Cir.

📚 | Charter #33631, 59 Clinton Ave.

📚 | Charter #99044, 105 Arthur Rd.

📚 | Charter #47769, 32 Virginia Ave.

📚 | Charter #33944, 55 Fairfax Ave.

📚 | Charter #113627, 232 Bear Creek Rd.

📚 | Charter #3943, on the corner of Morris St. + Brevard Rd.

📚 | Charter #22155, 6 Trellis Ct.

📚 | Charter #19113, 7 E Indiana Ave.

📚 | Charter #93505, 1 Canterbury Rd.

📚 | Charter #101735 , on the corner of Beverly Rd. + Hawthorne Dr.

📚 | Charter #28272, 51 Pleasant Ridge Dr.

📚 | Charter #100502, 7 Alta Ave.

📚 | Charter #49120, 607 Fairview Rd.

📚 | Charter #89607, Cedarcliff Cir.

📚 | Charter #14710, 59 Hampton St.

📚 | Charter #31384, 30 W Chapel Rd.

📚 | Charter #105239, 11 Barger Rd. 

📚 | Charter #68749, 1074 Hendersonville Rd.

📚 | Charter #54451, 85 Braddock Way

📚 | Charter #61243, 5000 Davis Grey Dr.

📚 | Charter #7850, 15 Breezeway Dr.

📚 | Charter #112122, 24 American Way

📚|Charter # not yet available, 1130 Montreat Rd.

📚|Charter #unknown, 175 Cherokee Rd.

📚|Charter #81969, 243 Westover Alley

📚|Charter #unknown, 216 Shelburne Rd.

📚|Charter #unknown, 1 Evergreen Ave.
📚|Charter #unknown, 142 Weaverville Rd.

📚|Charter #unknown, 7 Chiles Ave.

📚 |Charter #96384, Avery Street

📚 |Charter #unknown, 205 Kenilworth Rd.

📚 |Charter #95332, 90 Driftstone Cir.

📚 |Charter #unknown, 37 E. Larchmont Rd.

📚 |Charter #unknown, 285 Livingston St.

📚 |Charter #unknown, 440 Governors View Rd.

📚 |Charter #unknown, 440 Governors View Rd.

📚 |Charter #unknown, 137 Linden Ave.

Do you know of another little library that wasn’t on our list? Let us know.