Small towns in New Zealand are solving the problem of not having a local library.

Where I live some enterprising bibliophiles have recycled dead refrigerators into free book exchanges. This one is snugly positioned on the street berm and monitored by locals. It is painted fire engine red so it stands out. The white box contains glossy magazines that sell for $10 or more. There’s another book exchange frig in a village cafe which is a popular meeting place.

In the age of e-everything this is a sensible way to recycle unwanted refrigerators and books.



Principal Emeritus, New Zealand Institute of Business Studies

Brian Morris was the founding principal of NZIBS and has been a professional writer for 50 years. His first effort at age 7 (in pencil) was rejected by Reader’s Digest. Since then he has focused on writing non-fiction ebooks.

See Brian’s Amazon profile for his extensive list of publications. According to Brian …

My aim is to produce a new ebook every two weeks. My other aim is to show as many people as will listen to how to write their own ebooks. That means giving talks to writers groups, ‘How-To’ workshops and NZIBS writing courses. I know the topics of my next 40 ebooks, but there are only 25 hours in a day.