Bangkok BookCrossers July Meeting

Posted by Voicu Mihnea Simandan

bangkok-bookcrossingBookCrossing has become a major cultural event that takes place all over the world. It links people who have in common one interest: books. According to BookCrossing.com, almost 800 thousand people in over 130 countries like to share their passion for books with the world, including Thailand and Romania.

The Bangkok BookCrossers group holds informal gatherings for bookcrossers and other avid readers in Bangkok, where they talk and swap English-language books. Bangkok BookCrossers was inspired by the concept of BookCrossing.com. Anyone who loves to read and share books is welcome to join in.

They normally meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm. Joining in is free, fun and easy. About 11 people participated in the June meeting, exchanging books like The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan, The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seiserstad and many more.

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Due to the July 7th holiday, the July meeting will take place in June, on this Tuesday! Hope to see you there!

Date: June 30th
Time: 6:30 pm
Locations: Bert’s (a cafe on the ground floor of the Zen department store at Central World)
Directions: Take the skytrain to Chidlom station and follow the skywalk to the first Central World exit. Instead of taking the escalator directly into Central World, go down the stairs and walk along the plaza in front of Central World. Bert’s has a separate entrance near the skywalk exit. You should be able to see the purple sign from the skywalk. If you go to Bert’s through the main part of Central World, Bert’s is on the left as you enter the ground floor of Zen, in the cosmetics section.

“BookCrossing is earth-friendly, and gives you a way to share your books, clear your shelves, and conserve precious resources at the same time. Through our own unique method of recycling reads, BookCrossers give life to books. A book registered on BookCrossing is ready for adventure.

Leave it on a park bench, a coffee shop, at a hotel on vacation. Share it with a friend or tuck it onto a bookshelf at the gym — anywhere it might find a new reader! What happens next is up to fate, and we never know where our books might travel. Track the book’s journey around the world as it is passed on from person to person.

Help make the whole world a library and share the joy of literacy. Reading becomes an adventure when you BookCross!” (Source: www.bookcrossing.com)

For even more details, join the Bangkok BookCrossers Yahoo Group.

Voicu Mihnea Simandan is a Romanian expat who has been living and working in Thailand since 2002. He is the author of “The Ironman. A Play”, a book for children well-received in educational circles.

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