Thursday, April 16, 2009

Get books free on London Tube

Books are being loaned to commuters on the London Underground in a scheme aimed at giving readers an alternative to free newspapers, according to a BBC report. Novels are handed out free to commuters outside five Tube stations once a month in the Choose What You Read scheme.

They are returned the following month or to a central London "drop" box. Co-founder Alfie Boyd said: "Everyone enjoys reading a nice story rather than about a useless celebrity that no-one really cares about too much." He began the scheme with friend Claire Wilson to give commuters an alternative to the "tonnes of free newspapers dished out and thrown away every day".
All the books were donated to the scheme by the pair's friends and members of the public.

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