OK, Just Take One


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For years, Peter Cook donated books to the Palms Library in Los Angeles. Then he decided to create his own. He put up a book shelf on the grass strip between the sidewalk and street near his home, put a few books in and put up a sign reading "take one or leave one." He says that pretty soon it was a hub of activity, but then one neighbor complained. Now, a city inspector says if he doesn't remove the library from public property he faces fines.