Yesterday, a local newspapers from the north of France published an article on a movement that has existed for a long time : bookcrossing.
The concept : if you want to sort out your bookcase, whether you throw the books away (which is not really useful) or you give them to libraries, friends or strangers. If you want to follow the “trip” of your books, the international website bookcrossing gives you the opportunity to see where your babies are, who’s reading them. Some people like to place the book in a public area, offering it to the first stranger curious enough. The website allows you to print a sticker you can put on the book, which explains that it is not a lost property and that it can be taken home.
Unfortunately, in the north of France, the cold and humid climate prevents us from abandoning the books on a bench. Therefore, we have taken advantage of a café to keep the books (and this is why the article exists).
The article is in French and it explains the procedure you can find on the bookcrossing website.
Facebook page I created for the movement (in French) : https://www.facebook.com/levoyagedeslivres