Friday Morning Bookclub

May 17, 2010

Finders, Keepers?

Filed under: Literary Tidbits — susanbright @ 7:58 pm

Have you ever seen a book left on a park bench, or on a chair in a busy airport? Well, next time, pick it up and check it out. It may have been left there for you to find! “BookCrossing is a fun, free, first-of-its-kind book tracking website for booklovers everywhere.” What a cool idea! If you have a book that you have read and would like to pass it on to someone else, why not give it a try. It is kind of like putting a note in a bottle and seeing where it ends up, or tagging a balloon and letting it go. Imagine where your book will travel next or in whose hands it will land. Check it out!


  1. This is a fascinating idea, and being a very curious person I want to see if this really works. We are going on vacation to Israel, so I’ve decided to leave a book in Tel Aviv. I thought about leaving it at the airport, but they advise against it due to security reasons. I know what you’re thinking, would you take a book just sitting on a chair, bench, table etc. I don’t think I would, but when you register the book you are asked to write a note explaining what bookcrossing is and place it on the book. So if I found a book with a nice note asking me to read this book and reply to the giver and then send it to someone else… I would!!
    So keep your fingers crossed and I’ll let you know what happens. By the way the book I’m leaving is The Secret Life of Bees— I don’t know how I ended up with two of them!!

    Comment by Audrey — May 18, 2010 @ 9:04 pm | Reply

  2. What a neat concept.
    Ok…Audrey, let us know what happens.. I am very curious too. Perhaps I will do the same on a trip this summer.

    Comment by janinefrier — May 21, 2010 @ 8:42 am | Reply

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