Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Singapore is the world's first BookCrossing country

Steve Lenoff of Huntington Beach, California (and a long time reader of this blog), just informed me in an email that Singapore has recently become a BookCrossing Country. Ha! I didn't even know that mate. My bad. Steve has been a member of BookCrossing since it began. From BookCrossing.com:
We weren't kidding when we said the entire country is now an Official BookCrossing Zone! As part of the initial launch, thousands of books were released in over 2,000 SMRT Taxis, all Café Galilee and Café Cartel outlets and other various public locations in Singapore. The initial group of books released were English language books and included mostly fiction titles, some story-based non-fiction books, motivational and inspirational biographies and memoirs. BookCross@SG (BCSG), a joint initiative to promote literacy that also makes Singapore the first country to support a country-wide. The second wave of books to be released will include other world languages. The general public can also donate books to be shared in the project by dropping them at any of the 23 NLB public libraries.
Links to Scott's (BookCrossing CEO) entry and the BookCrossing Singapore website. I'll be taking a look at my book collection to see which books I can donate to this exciting project. You guys take part too aye.

(Thanks Steve)

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Glad you caught that announcement..stay tuned, we have another big one coming next month!!! Keep on BookCrossing!
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