City of South Perth’s ‘Bookstops’ encourages residents to read, return and donate free books


City of South Perth libraries staff Kim Oeij, Kerrin Hampson and Crystal Larsen at a Bookstop on Murray Street, Como.
City of South Perth libraries staff Kim Oeij, Kerrin Hampson and Crystal Larsen at a Bookstop on Murray Street, Como.

COMMUNTES on public transport can sometimes be dull but the City of South Perth has launched a project to combat this.

In its fifth year, the City’s ‘Bookstops’ encourage residents to read, return and donate free books to designated bus stops hidden around the City.

As part of the global Book Crossing movement, hundreds of books are exchanged and borrowed at these stops each year.

The City said one of its books had travelled as far as Europe.

‘Bookstops’ is part of the series of pop up activities the City will run until June 30.

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