That Little Free Library on your corner is at the center of a feud over a family legacy and a trademark

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

Little Free Libraries are the very embodiment of neighborliness. Those handmade wooden cabinets are both receptacles for sharing and expressions of community pride, no matter what moldy tomes you stash inside them.

But a little more than a year after the death of Todd Bol, the beloved creator of Little Free Libraries, there is discord in the land of literary freecycling. Those quirky curbside bookcases are at the center of a dispute over a family legacy and a legal trademark. The Bol family — led by Todd’s younger brother, Tony — and the Little Free Library nonprofit Todd co-founded are squabbling over what words can be used to describe those nifty boxes dotting neighborhoods across the country.

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