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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

Book swapping in Shanghai, and have e-books peaked? – Books for London weekly round up for 30 August

Well it’s Friday, and that means that we’ve compiled another listing of book and tube related goodies, just for you. Here we go… Sales of e-books appear to have reached their peak, according to Neil Irwin. He reckons that most people who were going to switch from paper to e-books have done so by now. … Continue reading

Guest post – Who says books are out of fashion?

Books for London recently undertook a ‘book crawl’ across London to release CollectConnect’s Freedbook. Freelance journalist Diana Vollmerhausen wrote the following article on the crawl and Books for London, and has very kindly let us repost it here. If you believe that the likes of Kindles and Kobos are going to spell the end of … Continue reading

Book swapping comes to Stratford Station!

Today was a great day for the Books for London team; after several months of planning, we were able to install a book swap shelf in Stratford Station. Stratford Station handles over 17 million passengers ever year, so it’s a fantastic achievement for us. Our shelf is located in the main subway, next to the … Continue reading

Book crawling across London with Freedbook

This weekend saw the CollectConnect group of artists release copies of their ‘Freedbook’ into the wilds of London’s station book swaps. Books for London campaign founder Chris Gilson rode with the collective and looks back on the day. When you’re planning any activity that involves a good deal of travelling in London it’s fairly certain … Continue reading

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