Regular visitors to three of the University’s food outlets – the Village Bar, the Fuel Box at the EHB and the Martin Hall Bistro will probably have noticed one of our BookCrossing wicker boxes full of donated novels (and hopefully you will have helped yourself from one too!). We’re pleased to say that we’ve now expanded our reach to include the Student Hub in the Student Village – you can find the box at the reception desk (pictured above).
BookCrossing is the leisure reading phenomenon with the aim of encouraging us all to read more for pleasure. Designed as a ‘read me then release’ me scheme, the way it works is that you take any book you fancy, then, once you’ve finished reading it, pass it on for someone else to enjoy. To add to the fun, every book has been given its own ID number, so you can track its journey via the website.
However, to keep the scheme rolling we need more books to keep the baskets topped up! So, if you have any leisure reading books you’re happy to donate to the scheme, we’d really like to have them. Ideally we’d like good quality novels and biographies, autobiographies or memoirs. Please bring them to one of the Library desks, mentioning that they’re for the BookCrossing scheme, and we’ll do the rest!