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#109791 08/13/03 11:40 AM
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The urbis site is a steal from an older group that - as far as I know- started the idea.
Take a look at http://www.bookcrossing.com
I thought I had posted this site about a year ago when I discovered it, but my search revealed nada. Sigh
I have been doing it awhile. The manager at my local Shaw's market has been really good about letting me place books among the shelves and plants. I have been lax about recording the books - ah, well, even I am not perfect !


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Actually, it seems to have been Ted; odd--my memory definitely associates it with Jo. Oh, well.
http://wordsmith.org/board/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=announcements&Number=85651


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In email news from bookcrossing, received this today. Talk about timing!
got a call yesterday from Urbis, to let me know they are planning a large-scale book release in Manchester, England, this Saturday, August 16. Urbis is a "new kind of museum," set in a iconic shimmering skyscraper, and focuses on exhibits celebrating urban life in cities like Manchester, Los Angeles, Sao Paolo, Singapore, Paris and Tokyo.
According to their press release, Urbis will be releasing hundreds of books in locations across the city in shops, cafes, pubs, phone boxes, on park benches, at bus stops and in train stations. They will even be enlisting the help of cab drivers and train operators to move books beyond the city limits.

Scott Burnham, Urbis Creative Director said: "The beauty of Bookcrossing is that it's organic - this project will evolve and take on a life its own as books are passed on and on. Bookcrossing is about animating the city of Manchester with a unique collaboration between Urbis and an international project and giving everyone the opportunity to embark on a journey of discovery whether it's finding a book in a unique location, discovering its story or tracing the people who have read it before you."


the weekend australian calls us boobies

Last Saturday, BookCrossing was featured in The Weekend Australian, a large insert in one of Australia's most popular newspapers.

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the weekend australian calls us boobies
What in the world does this line mean??


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like what? do you mean cricket ?

I always thought weightlifting and stationary bikes were among those things that would be inexplicable to aliens freshly landed on earth.


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how brilliant is this? I am directing my minions to bring me a book every time they pass this way ( and take the last one ). Shame it is in town only for the minute, but maybe it will spread. The really cool thing is you can go online and see where your book has been before it came to you. I like that, it's all good. Aha, new books to read, does anything compare?


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Now to the most important question...who and/or what could AWADers flash mob?

We could all visit www.blanksite.com.


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The Library of Congress?
http://www.loc.gov


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the weekend australian calls us boobies
Last Saturday, BookCrossing was featured in The Weekend Australian, a large insert in one of Australia's most popular newspapers.

I was hoping one of our Aussie pals would give us a link. Somehow I lost it! no surprise.



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tsuwm, did you participate? :-)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-08-17-flash-mob-usat_x.htm

EDIT: oops, WO'N--this article was in our paper today, but was written previously. Just realized it might well be in your original list--sorry.


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