Bookcrossing is ‘the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.’ (Wikipedia ) The term is derived from bookcrossing.com, a free online book club which began in order to encourage the practice, aiming to ‘make the whole world a library.’ It would be a good thing to do in many public gardens and the best place to blaze the trail would be the courtyard of the British Library in London. Sponsorship opportunities: British Library and/or the Book Publishers Association could sponsor a festival which could grow into a permanent facility.
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Outdoor bookshelf at Hay on Wye
Outdoor book stalls on the South Bank