Thursday, September 15, 2011

Guardian Book Swap

Today the Guardian launches a six-week-long 'book season' with a nation-wide book swap event. They say they have gathered 15,000 volumes from dozens of publishers and authors, to leave via a third-party company at various places - stations, coffee shops etc - for people to pick up for free. We can join in by similarly leaving books we would recommend for others to find, and inserting a bookplate sticker in each (free with the Guardian and Observer this weekend or downloaded online) saying why we recommend them. This is the kind of thing Bookcrossing has been doing over the past few years, but the mass book-drop, backed by the publicity muscle of a national newspaper, is of course of a different order. A really fabulous idea.   Read here about how to take part.

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