Saturday, August 11, 2007

A good idea for City book lovers

There was an interesting piece in The Independent about some of the things that other cities do that could be possibly copied in London and one of them was an idea to do with books.

This is the description of what happens in Madrid with its Bibliometro scheme:
“Bibliometro libraries can be found in a handful of the busiest Madrid metro tube stations. A membership scheme gives readers access to a selection of literature recommended by librarians. Books can be returned via drop-boxes, convenient for the rushed commuter, or exchanged for another book.”
Add to that the book vending machines they have in Paris and you start to get a theme here about books being made more widely available and that would be a great thing not just for London but for many cities.

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