Everyone knows the feeling, when you close a book that you liked, which affected you, to want to share it with someone else.
Since the minstrels of the Middle Ages to today’s city dwellers, books have been shared and travel at the whim of their owner. Bookcrossing offers a simple way to share books with strangers, and follow their trail.
began in April 2001 in the United States. It now has just over
350,000 members in more than 90 countries. This treasure hunt of a
new sort consists of leaving a book
with an identifier in the open enabling its journey to be tracked as
it is found, then left down again in a different place.
There are three simple rules :
- Find one of 100 books that we have left around. Information and details are available on bookcrossing.com, you can see here which books are released, travelling, or caught.
- Sign in this book on the site bookcrossing.com by entering the BCID code (BookCrossing ID) written on its first page.
- Read the book and release it anywhere so that its adventure can go on.
Franco Irish Literary Festival, for
the second time in Dublin, we are organising, a huge leaving of
(in French and in English) all over Dublin. The authors invited to
the festival will be foregrounded, but also many Irish writers.