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Come along to our fundraiser for Cancer Research UK and OPEN Ealing 9 June!

Some great news, folks! We’ve told you before how we have 15,000 books in storage at OPEN Ealing – well, we’ve been slowly getting rid of them, and now we’re teaming up with Ealing Cancer Research UK and the team at OPEN Ealing to bring you the Books for All fundraiser. We’ll be selling about … Continue reading

Photos from Charlton Station Book Swap opening

Book swaps for London reported last month that the Charlton Central Residents Association had permission to install a new book swap shelf in Charlton station. Since then, they’ve installed their shelf and had a brilliant launch party, with local media and the local MP, Nick Raynsford, in attendance. Check out the photos of the event: … Continue reading

New book swap at Charlton Station!

Last month Katrin Bain of the Charlton Central Residents Association got in touch with the exciting news that South-Eastern rail had agreed to open a bookcase in Charlton Station. They’ve now had everything sorted, and they launch this week! As you can see from the picture, the new shelf looks brilliant. They have an official … Continue reading

Book swap concepts in Morden and Tooting Broadway

The students from the London College of Communication have had a great week running prototype book swaps in Morden and Tooting Broadway Stations. The students will the information gained from these tests to design a permanent shelf (likely to be made out of metal) which can be rolled out to tube stations across London. Have … Continue reading

Come and see our prototype shelf in Tooting Broadway!

Last week we secured TfL’s blessing to look at putting in book swaps in some of London’s tube stations, and today one of the student groups from the London College of Communication ‘field tested’ a prototype book shelf in Tooting Broadway Station. As you can see it got a great deal of interest, and around … Continue reading

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