Now playing in theaters is Brian Percival’s adaptation of the Markus Zusak novel, The Book Thief. A tale of courage and perseverance in the face of pervasive tyranny, The Book Thief follows Liesel (Sophie Nélisse), a spirited young girl who is sent to live with foster parents (Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson) in Nazi Germany after losing her family. An impulsive act of thievery leads to a love affair with books and words that transform her and those around her.
In the spirit of the film, 20th Century Fox has teamed with Little Free Library, B-Reel and 826 to bring movie-themed versions of the miniature public libraries to both Los Angeles and New York City locations. Hit the jump to watch the video of their construction and installation.
Check out the video showing the construction of The Book Thief-themed Little Free Libraries:
To celebrate the feature adaptation of Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, 20th Century Fox created custom little free libraries. These community book exchanges are made possible with the help of Little Free Library, B-Reel and 826. One library can be found at 826LA in Los Angeles, and the other at 826NYC in Brooklyn. Each library contains scenes inspired by the film as well as a selection of books for loan. Stop by to simply ‘take a book and leave a book’!
Little Free Libraries take many imaginative forms, but they all provide a place where anyone can take a book, or return a book. Award-winning production company B-Reel took a truly novel approach to promoting The Book Thief, the highly anticipated film version of the popular 2005 book that opens November 15. Working closely with Twentieth-Century Fox, B-Reel conceived and created two little libraries specifically themed to reflect the story of the novel and film. One of the little libraries can now be found in New York City, while the other is in Los Angeles. Each outdoor library includes scenes inspired by the film, as well as the window that Liesel, the story’s main character, uses to sneak into the library and steal books. A trailer for The Book Thief can be viewed on the side of each little library.