A government worker removes a public access bookcase in Sai Ying Pun. Photo: Cecilia Lee

Why public book sharing hasn’t taken off in Hong Kong, and what that says about city’s street life and appetite for reading

Book crossing, or leaving books in public places for people to read, is popular in Singapore, Taiwan and elsewhere, but in Hong Kong bookcases placed on streets have been removed by government workers or stolen; a few do thrive, though

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A government worker removes a public access bookcase in Sai Ying Pun. Photo: Cecilia Lee
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