Hernando Guanlao has a passion for books, but they were taking over his home. He decided to put them out on the street outside his house, hoping that people would pick them up, take them home and solve his problem. But his problem grew and so did his collection.
Guanlao, known by his nickname Nanie, has set up an informal library outside his home in central Manila, to encourage his local community to share his joy of reading.
The idea is simple. Readers can take as many books as they want, for as long as they want – even permanently. As Guanlao says: “The only rule is that there are no rules.”