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Book swapping in London

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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

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

Swapping cook books at West Ealing SoundBite festival September 21

Live in West London? Like music? Like food? If you’ve answered yes to all of these questions (and even if you haven’t!), then the West Ealing SoundBites festival is for you! It takes place in West Ealing on Saturday, 21 September, and the organisers have asked us at Books for London to run a cookbook … Continue reading

“Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just share the books you read every day” – interview with Books on the Underground

As commuters in London, most of us are familiar with the free papers and magazines regularly thrust into our willing hands to make our journeys that bit more bearable. But what if someone gave you a book instead of the Evening Standard? Chris from Books for London spoke to Hollie who writes the Books on … Continue reading

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