It began as a small project in London, and now The Book Fairies have hit Singapore leaving good reads around the city...
If you’re the sort who’ll choose a book (perhaps, some local literature?) over phone games and incessant scrolling on social media, then here’s a cause you can get behind. The international movement and project, The Book Fairies started in London with the Books on the Underground project, but has now spread to 26 countries. It gained even more popularity after actor Emma Watson hid feminist books around New York City to celebrate International Women’s Day last year. Art becomes her and she continues to be a Hermione beyond her Harry Potter days.
Good news for us, it seems that The Book Fairies’ reach has spread to Singapore town. Recently, there has been more book drops happening so you best keep a lookout! Books have been spotted (and found!) at Kandahar Street, Chip Bee Gardens and even Changi Airport. How to identify a book gifted to you by The Book Fairies? Spot the signature green ribbon and sticker on the book, and it’ll most likely be placed in secret locations. Bless them fairies.
You know you want in on this. Want to join the movement? Shop the ribbons and stickers online from the worldwide site, get them in your letterbox, start wrapping them books and pasting stickers or sliding in notes to the future owners and then leave them in public places (preferably secret spots ) in the dark of the night to add to the mystery. Yes, we’re fairy-curious, so if you spot a good read or two around Telok Ayer, you’re welcome.
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