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xoxoxoBruce 07-13-2018 12:13 AM

July 13th, 2018: Traveler
Up in Union, CT, there's a very unique restaurant.


Back in 1970, a restaurant called ‘Traveler’ opened its doors, offering not only delicious meals but books that you can take home with you for free. Sounds unbelievable, right? Who on earth would give away stuff for free? Well, as it turns out, the creator of this lovely little restaurant was a huge book lover, and after his house got completely filled with books, he decided to give most of them to his restaurant’s customers.


In 1993, the owners of the restaurant changed, but they continued this beautiful tradition and even made it bigger. “We give away 1 to 2 thousand books a week. We have expanded it to three books per person. The books come from many sources. Library book sales are our best but our customers are a very big contributing factor, not a single day goes by that someone doesn’t bring us books.


We have given away approximately 2.5 million books since we have been here.” The owner told Bored Panda. Yes, you heard it right, over 2 million books, and they are not planning to stop! “We have a horse trailer that we pick up books with. Some weeks we can go to 4 different libraries to pick up books. There is about 9 thousand books on our shelves for them to choose from.”


Griff 07-13-2018 07:09 AM

This is pretty cool for a thread I thought would be about Robert E. Lee's horse.

Gravdigr 07-14-2018 05:32 PM

Only in The Cellar would I find someone else who knew that.

Griff 07-15-2018 01:20 PM


Happy Monkey 07-16-2018 02:47 PM

But what was the name of the Lone Ranger's nephew's horse?

A major award hangs in the balance!

Gravdigr 07-16-2018 04:46 PM

I didn't even know The Lone Ranger had siblngs.

Happy Monkey 07-16-2018 04:58 PM

The horse is one of the great characters in American literature.

Gravdigr 07-16-2018 05:08 PM

Mr. Ed?
Black Beauty?

Gravdigr 07-16-2018 05:09 PM

Seattle Slew?
Tennessee Stud?


Gravdigr 07-16-2018 05:10 PM

I got close.

One generation off.

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