Started by an ardent book lover, Swetha, Little Love Library in Anna Nagar is the passion project that she’s turned into her livelihood. Swetha, grew up reading books and wanted to share her love for books with everyone around her. That’s how the name Little Love was born, as sharing books is akin to sharing love.
The library features books primarily in English as well as 500+ books in Tamil, and other local languages like Telugu and Hindi. There are translations available with books spread across genres like sci-fi, mystery, thriller, romance, etc. However, every book here is handpicked, and the entire library is a collection of the books she’s read or been given! If you need help picking certain kinds of books/recommendations, just tell Swetha, and she’ll help pick something out for you!
Little Love Library also stocks regular publications like Archie comics, Tinkle and even the entire set of Reader’s Digest series! They also do reading events with their silent reading sessions happening at the Anna Nagar Tower Park every Saturday morning being the most popular ones. Swetha brings along a large collection of books from specific themes (Ruskin Bond books, books about paranormal activity, etc.) to the park, and interested readers and patrons are invited to pick up any book to read. After the reading period is over, each reader is encouraged to talk about the book they read. These events are free to attend and are a great way to meet new book lovers and get to hear about new books!
Little Love Library also hosts interactive storytelling sessions for kids where they bring storytellers to their space and have them tell stories to children. We think it’s awesome that the folks at Little Love Library do what they do, and are definitely worth checking out. Their bookstore is a good place to pick up books for cheap too, as all the books on offer are sold at discounted rates!