From The Huffington Post:
Could this be a new chapter in the way we interact with one another?
Shaheryar Malik has left stacks of books from his own library at popular destinations all over New York City. He doesn’t stick around to see if anyone takes one of his books, nor does he re-visit his stacks. Instead he leaves a bookmark with his email address printed on it inside each book, in the hopes that he’ll hear back from whomever decided to pick that book up.
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“If I stuck around or revisited the stacks then it would be very close to how we live ‘digitally,’” Malik told The Huffington Post. “Nowadays we can go back and look at something we posted whenever we want. We can just hang around on social networks for hours [watching a post].”
So, instead he decided to leave the books to “live their own lives.”
“I felt much calmer, relaxed and yet more excited when I walked away from them,” he said.
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Malik says he’s left eight stacks through out the city at locations like Central Park and Grand Central Station, and aside from one small stack, each consisted of about 45 to 55 books, which he typically transports from his home by car and then from the car with a trolley.
Each stack has a note that reads: “Take a book. Any book. When you finish, email the artist.”
Link to the rest at The Huffington Post and thanks to Randall for the tip.