Every June and all year long, we’re celebrating the people, art and stories that bring pride and joy to our community. We’re excited to share our Little Free Library Pride campaign, an art collaboration, and more.


This month, we’re thrilled to partner with the Newton Library and Hummingbird Books to stock our Little Free Libraries with books celebrating Pride. While visiting The Street this June, we encourage you to connect, explore, and learn by stopping by our Libraries next to Hummingbird Books and Star Market to grab a fresh read and share some of your favorites, too. There are so many impactful stories that showcase the history and meaning behind Pride, and our list of books is just a starting point. We’ll be restocking our Libraries once a week throughout the month of June and beyond, so be sure to check in every week for a fresh read.

Psst – if you stop by and have trouble finding a Pride book, DM us on Instagram, and we will let you know when new reads can be available! Additional books are available for purchase at Hummingbird Books.


We partnered with Boston-based artist John Guthrie, whose art embodies the openness and freedom of expression that we strive to bring to our spaces. In addition to the original graphic series, John released new sculptures titled Expression, Hope and Family. In 2022, we had the chance to ask John a few questions about his art, his inspiration and what Pride means to him.

Q: How has art helped you to understand and celebrate who you are?

A: I was born to be a painter. I was put on this earth to make art. Every day I feel compelled to act on this gift. Making art doesn’t make me understand myself but rather express something that is within me.

Q: What role do you believe art plays (or should play) at a community level?

A: Art should be endemic to the communities where we live. For me, the purpose of art is to allow people, both individually and in group settings, to express emotions, commemorate history, expose injustices, overcome obstacles, and gain an understanding of the world around them.

Q: What do you hope people feel when they see your work?

A: I want people to have a sense of wonder or awe. Every viewer is unique. As an artist who makes abstract work, I realize that everyone has their own reactions to what they see. I try not to be didactic and leave open a range of possibilities.

Q: From what sources do you draw the most inspiration?

A: For the last ten years, non-Western art has been my biggest source of inspiration, including prehistoric art, all varieties and periods of Native American Art, and ancient Egyptian art, to name a few.

Q: What does Pride mean to you?

A: Pride is being my true self and expressing myself fully as an artist and a human being.


Want to own a piece of this special Pride-inspired collection? T-shirts featuring John Guthrie’s exclusive designs are available at the link below. 100% of proceeds will support GLAAD.