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How we plan on giving 15,000 books away

Well the reality of having 15,000 books (we double checked the numbers!) is now finally setting in.  We really don’t want to hang on to these at all – we want to give them away to people who want and need them.

So, how do we plan to do this? Well…

  1. We’ve found that we have a whole bunch of a certain type of book – for instance, we have at least 2,000 books on the history of theatre. We’ll be looking to give those away to drama and theatre groups, as well as schools all across London.
  2. We’ll be looking for community events such as farmers markets and book swaps to give them away.
  3. Rolling out book swaps across London’s stations!

This last one is really what we’re about. Because we want community and neighborhood groups across the city to take ownerships of book swaps, we need to find out who’s keen to help us out with this, and how we can help them. So,  we’re in the final stages of putting together a e-survey for community groups. We’re going to send this out soon and then, once we’ve had a whole bunch of responses, we will look at who’s keen to help us out and how we can get books out to them.

In the meantime, have a browse of the books we have available – and let us know if you want any!


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