what is Book Crossing? It's a book club that has no home, a reading
group that knows no geographical boundary and it's a VIP pass into
the 21st century's first global literary community.
is how it works. Books are being deposited and collected by people
just like you in public places all over the world.
quietly on park benches, loitering in phone boxes, lurking in pubs
and hanging out in coffee shops. In fact no public place is safe.
each book is a message telling you, the finder - and new temporary
owner - what your responsibilities are. At this point you've got
two choices. You can either call it quits, leave the book where
it is and forget all about it or you can pick it up and join in
this crazy scheme that aims to make the whole world a library.
each book has more than just the story inside to tell. Each one
is a little traveller - think Lassie or The Littlest Hobo - with
its own unique journey and history.
well as happening on a free book and a chance to read something
you might not usually choose to read it's equally intriguing to
discover where your book's been, where it came from originally and
what your predecessors thought of it.
should be a message inside each book explaining how you map the
is where the Internet comes in...
an easy code to remember. Heard about the Three Rs? Well
here's the new meaning...
it, Register it and Release it.
released a number of books into the wilds of Derby and Derbyshire.
If you pick up one of our books all we ask is when you've finished
reading it you log on, tell us where you found the book, whether
it was any good and give us a clue as to where you left it. Don't
feel that you have to leave it in our county or even country, these
books have the right to roam.
is a charming and sometimes life changing experience. We hope that
these books land like happy accidents into your lives and that if
nothing else you get a good read and a bit of a kick out of it.
on, liberate the library and get book crossing.