They're more common in upmarket areas ime, there's none near me. Very middle class turning telephone boxes into book exchanges.My books these days are always for research; its great I have a study I enjoy.
Other things are from the book exchange; and may go back there when finished.
But I seldom pick up a book I only want to read once
Do you have a book exchange? all our telephone boxes have a new lease of life as one.
I once did a class quiz where it asked you about the occupations of those you know. One of the "new" professional upper classes was defined partly by knowing the likes of professors and academics. Whilst I don't know all of you I've had enough contact through here to claim a Tengu and a few others as academics I "know" in a vain middle class attempt at quiz based social climbing