Some of our rare spare time we, Andrea O. and myself – two people who love reading books- spend bookcrossing. We breathe life into books instead of letting them collect dust in a shelf. Bookcrossing is a community of book lovers who release books “into the wild” and then follow their journeys.
People who “catch” a wild book follow the instructions on the label to go to bookcrossing.com to see where the book has been and to make a new journal entry so that other Bookcrossers know it’s in good hands. After they have read it, they release the book again on park benches, in shops, in phone booths… as long as others can find it.
Or we share our books with other members sending them around, so as many members as possible can read them.
Why are we passionate?
It is great fun to see that our books are free and bring joy to people would never have thought to get a book for free.
Look at some great examples:
– Books in an unconventional location
– Books read by so many people
– Books traveling to the end of the world
But there is more to it: