Emma Watson Leaves Free Feminist Books in London

Emma Watson has scattered free books around the London Underground as a part of Books on the Underground project.

Watson left around 100 copies of Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom, which was the November pick for her feminist book club Our Shared Shelf.

“This book is one I have read before and is one of my favourites — I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!” Watson wrote on the club’s Goodreads page.

Books on the Underground initiative aims to “get more people in London reading”. On the books, readers could find an instruction to “take this book, read it, then leave it for someone else to enjoy.”

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“We were delighted to have Emma Watson share the latest Our Shared Shelf book club choice, and she even wrote a lovely note to go inside the books,” said Cordelia Oxley, director at Books on the Underground.

“The reaction has been phenomenal. It must be a mixture of how much everyone adores Emma, and how exciting it is to find something as wonderful as a new book on your journey.”

The initiative was established in 2012, and distributes 150 books per week in public spaces.