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.

Bookcrossing 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.
An Internet site,, acts as a base for records and follow up. To date, over 2 million books have been left and recorded.

There are three simple rules :

- Find one of 100 books that we have left around. Information and details are available on, you can see here which books are released, travelling, or caught.

- Sign in this book on the site 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.

Under the Franco Irish Literary Festival, for the second time in Dublin, we are organising, a huge leaving of 100 books (in French and in English) all over Dublin. The authors invited to the festival will be foregrounded, but also many Irish writers.

Be ready in April because the book hunting season is open !