Artist Designed Free Library
1600 Washington Avenue
Open to the public by appointment. All visitors must wear masks.
With a mission to permeate Miami with books, Bookleggers Library harnesses arts & culture to bring free books to the people of Miami in unexpected ways. Since launching in 2014, Bookleggers has circulated 35,000+ books in places as varied as the mouth of Anhinga Trail in the Everglades, the Miami Science Museum Planetarium, Redland Market Village surrounded by a 15-piece mariachi band and a pirate ship in the middle of Biscayne Bay. A collection of the community, our donation-based library spans books from Miami residents as well as major South Florida institutions. By encouraging and preserving community donations, Bookleggers has built a combination of permanent and rotating holdings/literary artifacts that reflect Miami’s diverse cultural history to readers.