The idea for this strip came from a wonderful place; Little Free Library, which is, in fact, a very real thing. Little Free Library is a grassroots organization that started in Wisconsin, whose mission is to get people sharing books by building “little free libraries” in their yards. You can use one of the models on the LFL website, or you can make your own. Once you have your library built, you can then register it with LFL and make it an official part of the movement.
Like Clover – the little girl in the strip – I love reading and have always made reading and books a central theme of “Watson.” I rarely draw strips that are a clear “shout out” to specific groups or movements, but this was a pleasure to do.