IN PUGLIA, IN CALA PORTALGA NEAR POLIGNANO A MARE AN OLD BOAT HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO A BOOKCROSSING LIBRARY, FREE FOR ALL, WHERE YOU CAN READ A BOOK IN FRONT OF THE SEA

An old wooden fishing boat, an almost sixty-year-old gozzo called “Gozzo Carlino” from the name of its owner, has been transformed by the fishermen who take care of the Portalga cove into a suggestive bookcrossing spot.

The boat was divided in two, one half housed the nativity scene during the winter, while the other half was placed on a cliff facing the sea and filled with books.

Those who stop in the cove of Portalga, in Polignano, find themselves in front of a breathtaking bookshop.

The intent is clear: “Get a book, leave a book”, is written below.

Anyone can take a book, donating another: currently there are about a hundred volumes, and the three shelves are overflowing.

The goal is to enhance Portalga and its ancient tradition, but also to pay homage to culture through reading.

And Carlino, needless to say, was renamed Librarca.

The local community welcomed this news with great enthusiasm.