A Secret Community of Book Sharers
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 599 , Segment 3
Episode: Iraq after ISIS, Seattle's Minimum Wage, Overcoming Rejection
- Jul 20, 2017 11:00 pm
- 10:22 mins
Guest: Bruce Pedersen, President and CEO of BookCrossing If you love books, and you love sharing a book you love with a friend, how about “setting that book free” for strangers to find in a kind of worldwide book treasure hunt? There’s a website called BookCrossing.com where people register their books and then secretly drop them in the most unlikely places – a bin of fruit at the market, the crook of a tree at the park, a bench in the subway. A book hunter snags it, checks it in on the site, reads it and drops it somewhere. Books can travel around town or around the country or around the world. More than a million people are registered with the site, believe it or not.