|The Livr'Libre box in Chédigny.|
The Livr'Libre scheme has been going for a year in the Touraine and there are a couple of dozen book lending boxes dotted about in various villages. The idea is that if you have a book that you have read and now want to pass on you can put a Livr'Libre sticker on it and pop it in the lending box. Then someone else can come along and take your book to read. Probably they will put it back in the box in due course, or swap it for another of their own.
Livr'Libre means 'free book', in the sense of 'liberated', but I would be willing to bet there is a play on the alternative English meaning of 'free' (ie no cost) even though that sense doesn't exist in French for 'libre'. 'Free' in the sense of 'no cost' is 'gratuit' in French, but it would be terribly trendy to indicate you understood the English connotation too.