I love this article from the BBC about bus stops with books in Detroit: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31594061
It's reminiscent of the library tree on my home page. The picture was taken in September 2012 in the lovely Berlin neighbourhood of Prenzlauerberg. Totally different places, totally different conditions, but I hope that with initiatives like Detroit Soup, the two will soon be equally thriving.
On a non-book related note: the benches themselves are cool. I'm a great fan of all things recycled and upcycled!