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Leave a ninja-book-gift in a public place.

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Share a book you love with a random stranger by leaving it, clearly labelled as a free book, in a dry public place. You never know whose day you might be making infinitely better.



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Stories (8)

  • Kat65

    At an ancient café in Cairo, two veteran spies plot a covert mission to resolve — once and for all — the Israeli – Palestinian conflict. The pledge: Israel will make a major concession as part of the peace treaty. In Singapore, Jethro Westrope, a magazine journalist, stumbles onto the scene of a murder: the beautiful Niki Kishwani directs him, in her last breath, to a digital recorder, evidence that puts Jethro’s life in serious danger. And, much worse, he is framed for Niki’s murder. Jethro sets out to find Niki’s killer and is drawn into a web of deception and intrigue involving officials from the Singaporean, Israeli, and American governments, each with a complex, competing, and potentially deadly agenda. Against this pulse-pounding backdrop, Jethro races to find answers and save himself —yet nothing is as it seems. He finds himself at the centre of a political plot so diabolical and sweeping in its world implications that he is stunned to discover tomorrow’s news headlines today. He is being set up not only as a murderer but as an assassin, and something much larger than his own fate is in his hands.

  • Ann Rosen

    Love this! I do leave notes in books that I leave behind for others to enjoy and love the circulation of books! My kids and I also like leaving cheerful "love notes" on post-its inside the some of the library books we return in the hopes of creating some smiles. There are some fun new ways to share on this post - I'll be giving them a try.

  • vaughnio

    When I went to Peru this summer (our summer, their winter), I took some books in English that I thought I would be able to part with. I left them in every hostel or hotel I stayed in. At one hotel, I was able to trade my book (The Photograph, by Penelope Lively) for a book I thought our guide would like (Born on a Blue Day, by Daniel Tammet). Her son, like Tammet, is on the autism spectrum.

  • Karen.Woods.ottawa

    Hi there- This is a GOOD reminder of how simple it is to impact on our communities. We love Bookcrossing too and have been wild releasing books into our wonderful Community with the help of our growing forrest of community "Book Trees". The project goal was simple- build the community's capacity to eliminate real or perceived barriers to books and book ownership for everyone…from GOOD idea to great outcomes! Come by for a visit at

  • Jelena Woehr

    I tried this on vacation! I wrote a message in a favorite beach book and left it on an empty beach chair. All was well... Until a well meaning beach employee chased me down to return my book! He had been so thoughtful that I couldn't bring myself to explain I was trying to share the book with someone who hadn't brought anything to read... And I figured that being chased down meant I'd failed at being a ninja. Ended up bringing the book home and looking up some tips on book-leaving... Found lots of people successful in surreptitiously leaving a book on a chair at Starbucks, so I will try again at my local coffee shop! Fun fact: There's at least one ninja book gifter besides myself at the same coffee shop. Maybe we'll end up trading?

  • Tom Maybrier

    I use Bookcrossing to track books I release into the wild. Highly recommend it.