A good book to read on a dreary morning commute is a sweet thing indeed — even sweeter when said book is free and contains a handwritten note from a Hollywood star.
Emma Watson, a UN ambassador and also known for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter movie series, yesterday scattered 100 copies of her book club Our Shared Shelf’s latest pick in different locations around the London Underground.
Watson distributed the copies of Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom as part of Books On The Underground, a community project that leaves books around the London Underground to be found and read by travellers, who can then return them to the Tube for someone else to enjoy.
She shared a video of herself and her mother travelling down an escalator and leaving the copies of Mom & Me & Mom on the side of the belt.
Watch Watson hide books on the London Tube below:
📚👀 Books on the Underground #OurSharedShelf #Mom&Me&Mom
Posted by Emma Watson on 2016年11月1日
The books also came with a handwritten note from Watson to the lucky readers.
“Just 100 copies were hidden by Books On The Underground,” the note read.
“Take special care of it and when you are finished please leave it on the Tube again for someone else to find.”
The Books On The Underground project, which began in 2012, has inspired other similar movements, including Melbourne’s Books On The Rail.