Tanya Starkel of Avenue Stone Real Estate brightened our day by stopping by to check out our new Little Free Library and greet project director Henry Pierce III while he was at the porch-pillar reconstruction workstation. Constructed and installed the week of August 21 by Henry and EPH project engineer Mick Deviny, the library has already dispensed several dozen House newsletters to visitors like Tanya and  neighbors who are delighted to see the restoration going forward. Friends and neighbors have also brought a few of their own books to share. It’s fun to see the stacks building and changing!

Through the international network of Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged each year, increasing access to knowledge for readers of all ages and backgrounds. We hope that our sweet little addition to the worldwide network of small, free book nooks inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by facilitating a neighborhood book exchange.

The Eikenbary-Pierce House will be stocking our Little Free Library (Charter #77001) with our quarterly newsletter and books  that our grandfather, Henry Pierce Sr. received during his tenure as editor at the Spokane Daily Chronicle. Check out these vintage books, add your own books for the community to read, pick up a newsletter, and sign our guest book or drop a


Here are a few of the week’s steady stream of visitors.

Project advisor Julie Wilson also owns Busy Bees Daycare in Spokane Valley.


Neighbor Jean Cunningham stopped by. She also owns a house in the Cliff-Cannon district of Spokane.

Dog walkers and joggers are regular visitors.