Books to be found lying around West Yorkshire, here’s why
Residents in West Yorkshire may come across books lying around whilst using public transport.
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority Book Club will be launched on 5 March to help passengers share books with fellow travellers across the region.
Commuters will be able to find and read a book while waiting for, or travelling on, a bus or train in West Yorkshire, then leave it for another passenger to use.
Books will have a label that will make it clear it’s part of the scheme.
“We’ll be leaving some books around to get things started”
WYCA Transport Committee Chair Cllr James Lewis said: “Passengers frequently tell us that travelling by bus or train gives them the perfect opportunity to enjoy a book. We’ll be leaving some books around to get things started, but anyone can leave a book for others to read, enjoy and return.”
The scheme has also been backed by best-selling novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford and award-winning playwright, actor and author Alan Bennett.
Barbara said: “I often read on my travels, whether on planes, trains or in cars and find the journey goes a lot quicker as a result. I hope people embrace the initiative and are able to share with others the wonderful joy a great read can bring.”
Alan added: “It’s a very good idea, I hope it goes very well, I wish there’d been books lying around on buses when I was a boy – pick up a book it might change your life.”
Find out more about the Book Club at www.wymetro.com/bookclub.