Left & Found – my next project!

Hello Lovely People!

I hope you’re all good and having a restful time, reading plenty. I wanted to share with you an idea and a plan I’ve had recently. It’s linked to the new banner at the top of this post so that’s a bit of a giveaway!

So I was thinking about all the books I donate to charity, which is a lot. However, I also thought about how I want to do more random acts of kindness too. Thus, the Left & Found project was born! Basically, I want to leave books in places I’ve visited for someone to find and enjoy for themselves.

I’ve been doing some research too. I remember hearing something about Emma Watson leaving books on the subway for people to find which she absolutely did! Also, I’ve learnt that in London there is such a thing as Books on the Underground – more information here! There are branches around the whole world it seems!! Books on the Move are doing something so amazing. Obviously, these are all based on transport. Whereas I’ll be leaving mine wherever I end up on my travels.

Early followers may also remember why I even started blogging in the first place. I wanted my own little internet space to call home, but it was reading 60 Postcards by Rachael Chadwick that really showed me the power of social media. Information about that here.

I’ve got a few city breaks coming up and my plan is to leave books dotted around the city for people to find, read and pass on. I’ve put little cards on them (laminated of course) for the people who find them to hopefully get in touch. I’ll keep you all posted too, my beautiful blogging friends.

The first five books I’ve got to hide are shown below. I’ve gone for a right mix because I just don’t know who will find them.

Regardless, I’m really excited about just sharing a little bit of happiness! What do you think?

I’ll update you with where I’ve put them. Can’t wait! Let me know your thoughts – I’d be so grateful.

Big love all xxx

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28 responses to “Left & Found – my next project!

  1. Hi Books and Bakes! This is a great idea. I’ve heard about Books on the Move and Books Underground. I think it’s really fun to share books this way and make a nice surprise for someone. Oh, and Charley, I can see that you are on my blog leaving a comment!! Haha 🙂

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  2. I think your idea is great and look forward to hear how it goes. It could mean
    a lot to someone’s day. A book, just there and it looks good. A gift.
    I read a blog called Roland’s Ragbag where he writes a great poem about
    telephone boxes ( the English Red ones) are turned into a free book exchange.
    So many ideas and all good.

    Miriam

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  3. Charley, I can’t wait to read where you leave the books and hopefully some will get in touch! A terrific idea and a great way to spread the joy and gift of reading! 😀

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  4. Brilliant! My wishes 🙂

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  5. Good luck with sharing the love of books! 😀
    I also started an initiative of passing on books – WanderBooks – and it’s been a very interesting experience 🙂 If you’re interested, you can read about it here -> https://readershightea.wordpress.com/wanderbooks/

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  6. This is such a wonderful idea!! I love it!!! 😀 You’re gonna make some people’s day! ❤ xxx

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  7. This is an am-azing idea Charley! What a great thing to do 🙂

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  8. That’s a great initiative. I have heard he concept and also seen the concept here in India in metro stations. Keep doing the good work. 😊

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  9. It is great your useful blogs.
    You are welcome in London at anytime.

    Best wishes.

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