Located in an old family home, Lakmahal, whose inhabitants shared a love of literature, the Lakmahal Community Library is a space to encourage interest in the literary arts and encourage people to engage with the joy of reading. With a collection of 1800 books spanning several genres, we want to encourage people to expand their reading horizons through access to a wide variety of books. We hope not only to encourage people to engage with others’ works but to participate and create their own – to inspire creativity through community interaction and practice. Through providing a space for people to meet and discuss, we aim to create a community around literature.