Releasing Books into the WIld

(Book Crossing)

‘Have you heard of the principal of releasing books into the wild? … An American, Ron Hornbaker, created, or rather developed, the concept of BookCrossing in 2001. Turn the whole world into a library… You leave a book in a public place – a station, park bench, cinema – someone picks it up, reads it, then releases it elsewhere a few days or even weeks later. The BookCrossing website registers each book, each is given an ID which must be included on a label on the cover with the website URL. Anyone picking up a book can register the date and place where they found it, add an opinion or a review…’

The Girl Who Reads on the Metro: Christine Féret-Fleury