Saturday 9 March 2013

Book Cycle...

From tree to book and back again

With an ever increasing supply of paper books in need of a good home jaffareadstoo is delighted to support the idea of book cycle, and are even more delighted to find a flourishing branch of book cycle two miles away from our home.

Book Cycle is a UK based volunteer run charity.

Who seek to empower communities both here and in developing countries
through the provision of free books and educational resources.
We also encourage the reforestation of rural England by offering
free trees and information on self-sustainability.

All of this is achieved through your kind donations at our
'free' bookshops and shelves located in community spaces.

Book-Cycle also works to benefit the local community;
establishing projects to encourage self-reliance through
home food growing, engaging in global issues and
promoting wildlife through the planting of trees. We also provide free internet access, seed banks, independent film screenings, 'Bring Your Own Art' exhibitions and a variety of workshops too!

I spent a very enjoyable half hour browsing the well stocked and perfectly arranged book shelves yesterday and despite donating a bag full of books, I still managed to come away with three more for myself 

well would have been rude not too, wouldn't it ?

They were:

The Stranger's Child by Alan Hollinghurst
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel

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