Common Shelf is the vision of a team of the 2010 Leadership Chattanooga program. The idea came to the team via a blog out of Hanover, Germany where an American studying abroad found their public bookcases intriguing. They wrote about it ending with this question, "Would you want something like this in your city?"
Our answer was YES! We are all passionate about Chattanooga and feel like our city is the perfect place to try this out. Thus we began our journey of placing two Common Shelves in public spaces here in Chattanooga for our citizens and visitors to enjoy. Our hope is that others in our community (and in other communities!) will be inspired to create a common shelf where they live.