Taking A Book For A Walk.



My latest Wednesday Idea was to leave an art related book in a public area in the hope that a passerby would find it and take it home to read. I thought this would be an easy thing to do, and a story related to me by the blogger Accretions of Stimuli tells me that sometimes the simplest of plans can also have remarkably unexpected results.

I thought it would be an easy task to take a book from my collection and leave it someplace. However as I looked through my books I kept on coming across things that I haven’t looked at in a long while, before long I was reading and browsing rather than choosing a book to give away. It is a fact that I’m very attached to my books, and even the most worn and ratty of books are treasures to me, and so it actually took about 2 days of browsing before I decided which book to use for my project. I chose a book about Picasso that I’ve had for many years, it’s in rough shape, but is an nice little introduction to the work of one of my favourite artists. I’ve also selected a book about Da Vinci that I will leave someplace. Hopefully the finders will enjoy them as much as I have.

9 thoughts on “Taking A Book For A Walk.

  1. Good Morning Stephen,

    What a wonderful idea. I might suspect that over the next few days you will have strange people mulling around your street, or parked in alley ways and waiting for you to venture out and make the first drop! LOL.


  2. I have that book somewhere in my studio – i think i found it originally in a charity shop for a about 50 pence. I hope you don’t mind i just had to reblog this post. Good luck with the project.


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