Chris has written 56 posts for Books for London

A year of book swapping at Stratford Station, East London: “the appetite for books is incredible”

Justine Rose has run Books for London’s bookswap shelf in Stratford station since November 2012. Here she shares some of her experiences of setting up and running the bookswap there. To set up a book swap the main thing you need is persistence.  Station managers are very busy people and often have a number of … Continue reading

Donating books to help out CAST

At Books for London we like to help people. Helping people by giving them books to read on the tube and the train, and helping people to give away books that they no longer or want or need, but others do. So we were really happy when Imogen at the Creative and Supportive Trust (CAST) … Continue reading

Book swapping in Bordeaux!

On a recent jaunt to the lovely French city of Bordeaux we came across the Gallic interpretation of a public book swap. Just a bit out of the city centre, near to the student quarter of La Victoire, we found what must have been a town square or common at one point. There, the city’s … Continue reading

Neil Gaiman on libraries, free books in North London and the rise of the sharing economy: Books for London round up for 27 November

We know it’s been a while since you last heard from us here at Books for London Towers, but we’re back with another round up of blogs, articles and videos of book related goodness. First up is a great piece from the Urbanophile blog, which looks at the rise and rise of what’s come to … Continue reading

Cookbook swapping, Little Free vs DC, and a stray cat librarian – Books for London weekly roundup for 27 September

Here’s our (sort of) weekly listing of book related loveliness, just for you! Have we missed anything? Tweet us @booksforlondon! This week was Archway’s first literary festival – Archway with Words. Love the name! Did you go? How was it? Then inevitable global takeover of the absolutely amazing and fantastic Little Free Libraries continues, with their colonization of Washington DC Google … Continue reading

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