Initiative by a couple allows you to borrow a book and return it.
New Delhi: Book lovers who commute by Delhi Metro might be surprised to find their favourite book onboard with a sticker saying, “Take this book with you,
Read it & Return it for someone else to enjoy”.
The novel initiative started by a Delhi-based couple Shruti Sharma and Tarun Chauhan “Books on the Delhi Metro” has become a quite a rage with more and more people joining the cause. Book lovers are now placing free books in the Metro stations premises and on board the Metro for commuters to enjoy reading.
Publishers HarperCollins India also jumped into the bandwagon in a bid to spread the joy of reading. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in India this year, HarperCollins has provided three books as of now for the initiative — Anuja Chauhan’s Baaz, A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin and Trisha Bora’s What Kitty Did.
Shruti who initiated the cause, was inspired by Harry Potter star Emma Watson’s Books on the Undergound initiative. She then decided to give it a try. She feels that the initiative will promote reading, which has become a passé in the age of technological boom. Books On The Delhi Metro has a Facebook page and has also Twitter and Instagram presence.
“You just finished that amazing book you’ve been reading, and you want to share it with the world. Well that’s what we wanted to do, so we created Books On The Delhi Metro. We went out and we left some of our favourite books on the Delhi Metro. They’re there to be taken, read, shared, and most importantly, enjoyed. Wed love you to join us and leave some of your books on the Metro — after all, a good read cheers us all up,” its Facebook page reads.