WATCH: TfL book swaps encourage commuters to get reading

A number of free book swaps have been set up in London’s Tube stations by Transport for London (TfL).

The initiative aims to get more Londoners reading on their commutes and to donate any unwanted books for other members of the community to enjoy.

I visited Highbury & Islington station, where a book swap is run in collaboration with Islington Central Library, to find out more about how the scheme has been received by the public. 

Library manager Moya Kapas said: “It’s very successful. The whole point of the scheme is to get Islington reading.

“The more stations that take it on board I think the better.”

Jason Persaud, area manager at Highbury & Islington said: “This station is part of the community, as is the library, so to connect them I think is important.”

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