Tuesday, August 19, 2003
From letterboxing to bookcrossing, people are almost connecting in the real world with a little help from the Internet. A brief TV news item on bookcrossing in Manchester lead me to a BBC article called 'Book Crossing in Manchester' (updated August 13, 2003). Bookcrossing occurs when a reader 'frees' a book by leaving it in a public place for another reader to enjoy. Anyone releasing or capturing (or perhaps being captured by) books in public places is encouraged to enter journal entries at the main BookCrossing site. What a great story... secret delight, surprise encounters and generous strangers.
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