Information on BookCrossing

“BookCrossing” originated in Europe. People simply “leave” a book in a public place with a tag placed on it. It encourages people to use the same method and “leave” it in a public place after reading it to allow other people to read. This way a book may come across may readers, allowing them to enjoy the fun of reading. The Taiwan Fun Reading Association sponsored the first Taiwan BookCrossing Festival in October 2013, with the appeal of three core values “Freedom, Sharing and Reading.” We welcome people to leave their books to allow the books in Taiwan to travel to different parts of the world, sharing more knowledge with more people.

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To encourage reading, the MOTC gave its support to the Taiwan Fun Reading Association in promoting its “BookCrossing Activity.” On January 17, 2014 it held a press conference for BookCrossing by the MOTC at Taipei Main Station to announce the beginning of the BookCrossing exchange plan. 12 BookCrossing Stations were simultaneously established by the Taiwan Rail Administration and Taoyuan Airport Co. Ltd.. By the end of March 2015, there were as many as 152 BookCrossing stations, with the total of 164 BookCrossing points. Through the BookCrossing activity, MOTC expects to become a link for a beautiful life by providing happy transportation and diverse services to people. This activity will link to people’s lives. With transportation and people’s actions, books will drift to different places, especially remote and rural areas. It is hoped that it can narrow down the difference between the country and the city in terms of reading resources to achieve the goal of all people reading good books.

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