In the space of Orti Urbani, the city’s green area at the foot of the Castle of St. George, is inaugurated Sunday, January 15 the Bookcrossing day.
On cold winter days, there is never anything better than a good book and a hot coffee. The St George Gardens join this combination already almost perfect at the now beloved by many La Spezia setting of the green space in the city. To do that, they choose the practice of BookCrossing, to exchange books in freedom.
Under the motto “If you love your book, let it go,” the BookCrossing is an invention of the American Ron Hornbaker, who decided to plot with labels books in his possession, not to catalog them and store them jealously but to “set them free”. Convinced that books are more than just objects, but are by their nature exchanged items. Once labeled, books are released on a bench in a park, on a train, or anywhere on a way, and tell their story of traveling from one hand to another, coming as a free object ready to awake emotions and thoughts to anyone who will accept it.
The St George’s Gardens,on January 15 inaugurate the book exchange day at Poggio, from 17 onwards with a snack with coffee, chocolate and many appetizers to read together and exchange favorite books! The space will always be available then, for those books to be released or to be found.
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