The BBC reports on a great new initiative to encourage reading in London. Stalls outside five London tube stations hand out free books to commuters once a month, and they can be returned via drop boxes the following month.
Choose What You Read was started by Alfie Boyd and his friend Claire Wilson as an alternative to the free newspapers currently given out daily. Each commuter is encouraged to add their name to a list of readers on the inside cover. (BBC video here.)
But why not tap into the already very successful Bookcrossing scheme instead of setting up something new, asks Richard Lea on The Guardian blog.
One blogger goes along to help out.