April 10, 2017, by Rachel French
“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.”
— Henry Miller
The Books In My Life (1969)
Read a great book and just have to share it? Well in Hallward Library, now you can!
Following on from the success of the first University of Nottingham Bookcrossing zone in Portland building, we are delighted to have opened a second zone in Hallward Library.
Bookcrossing is a way to share your love of books and become part of an online community of fellow enthusiasts. You can donate books you’ve read and no longer want, choose another to take away and enjoy, before then passing that one on to someone new!
The Bookcrossing initiative fits in with and supports the University’s sustainability vision:
‘The University of Nottingham will support a community that contributes towards a socially responsible and sustainable global society. Our objective is to be net-positive and to contribute more to society than we take, with responsibility broader than just reducing our environmental impact’
Books can be tracked by readers because they are given a unique online identity, so when the books are passed from reader to reader, they can be tracked around the world, telling their own story.
Are you a fellow book lover looking for new reads? If you want to join our community please email BR-UoN-Bookcrossing@nottingham.ac.uk. We can add your books to our Hallward or Portland Zone, or, if you are looking for something to read we’ll show you how to log your activity.