Photos from #edinbooks 27 June 09

Hey all,

Here are some of the shots taken on Saturday’s Edinbooks book bombing of Edinburgh. Looking forward to the next one on the 2nd August. Book donations are already starting, so please feel free to join in!


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Announcement: Edinbooks August 2009

Well – It looks like the 1st Edinbooks drop was a success. Aside from getting to see a lot of bits of the city I hadn’t visited in a while, I had the pleasure of seeing people pick up the books left behind and take them home. So far, a fair few folk have visited the site and tweeted support on Twitter.

The next book drop will be on Saturday 15th August and will involve a considerable increase in book numbers. I invite anyone who wants to get involved by contributing their time and/or excess books to get in contact.

You can contact directly at or leave a comment here.

More details will follow on how to get involved.

Happy Reading!


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The Book List – Saturday 27 June 2009 #edinbooks

Ok – here is the list of books that are going to be finding new homes all around the city of Edinburgh today.

If you find one of these, read it, visit the site, then pass it on.

Twitter: @cityferret

The Book List

1. The Cutting Room – Louise Welsh

2. The Scheme for Full Employment – Magnus Mills

3. Hard Times – Charles Dickens

4. Hotel Babylon – Anonymous

5. Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk

6. The Tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling

7. Call Me Elizabeth – Dawn Annandale

6. Less Than Zero – Bret Easton Ellis

7. The Good Husband of Zebra Drive – Alexander McCall Smith

8. Earthly Joys – Philippa Gregory

9. What I Loved – Siri Hustvedt

10. Real World – Natsuro Kirino

11. Kelly & Viktor – Niall Griffiths

12. Seven – Anthony Bruno

13. Madam Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

14. Carrie – Stephen King

15. The History of Love – Nicole Krauss

16. After Dark – Haruki Murakami

17. The Rose Grower – Michelle De Kretser

18. The Troublesom Offspring of Cardinal Guzman – Louis de Bernieres

19. The 39 Steps – John Buchan

20. Flesh and Blood and other stories – D.J. Black

21. Natural Selection – Bill Dare

22. Felix in the Underworld – John Mortimer

23. Hooligan’s & Skarky’s Machine (2 books in one) – William Diehl

24. Blind to the Bones – Stephen Booth

25. Expiry Date & Pure Deception (2 books in one) – David Michie

26. Deadly Decisions – Kathy Reichs

27. Superstition – David Ambrose

28. I is for Innocent – Sue Grafton

29. Fatal Error – Michael Ridpath

30. Indigo Slam – Robert Crais

31. Sanctum – Denise Mina

32. Measure for Measure – William Shakspeare

33. Richard II – William Shakespeare

34. Macbeth – William Shakespeare

35. Tan Lines – J.J. Salem

36. Into the Blue – Gerald Hammond

37. A Blind Eye – G. M. Ford

38. Round Heeled Woman – Jane Juska

39. Stupid White Med – Michael Moore

40. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

41. Around the World in Eighty Days -Vulse Verne

42. The Street Lawyer – John Grisham

43. All’s Well That Ends Well – William Shakespeare

44. Claudia, Daughter of Rome – Antoinette May

45. The End of the Affair – Graham Greene

46. Blue Genes – Val McDermid

47. Black Coffee – Agatha Christie

48. Death on the Nile – Agatha Christie

49. The Lincoln Lawyer – Michael Connelly

50. Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt

51. Hit List – Lawrence Block

52. The Tutor – Peter Abrahams

53. A Game of Titans – Gary Alan Ruse

54. As Good As Gold – Colin Dexter

55. A Boy’s Own Story – Edmund White

56. Until Proven Guilty – Christine McGuire

57. The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Milan Kundera

58. Rape, a Love Story – Joyce Carole Oates

59. The Breathtaker – Alice Blanchard

60. Do Androids Dream of electric Sheep? – Philip K. Dick

61. Sunset express – Robert Crais

62. The Mind Game – Hector MacDonald

63. Unacceptable Risk – David Dun

64. The Sky is Falling – Sidnet Sheldon

65. One False Move – Alex Kava

66. State of Mind & Just Cause (2 books in one) – John Katzenbach

67. Flyaway – Desmond Bagley

68. The Best Revenge & Warning Signs (2 books in one) – Stephen White

69. Final Jeopardy -Linda Fairstein

70. Hardware – Linda Barnes

71. The Long Midnight -Ed Gorman

72. Velocity – Dean Koontz

73. The Girl Who LOved Tom Gordon – Stephen King

74. Airframe – Michael Crichton

75. The Midas Box – G.P.Taylor

76. La Cucina – Lily Prior

77. Silent Witness – Richard North Patterson

78. The Bride Stripped Bare – Anonymous

79. The King’s Secret Matter – Jean Pliady

80. The Notebook – Nocholas Sparks

81. A Certain Slant of Light – Laura Whitcomb

82. Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie

83. The Snapper – Roddy Doyle

84. The Committments – Roddy Doyle

85. Seven Years in Tibet – heinrich Harrer

86. A Fit of Shvers – Joan Aiken

87. The Exile – Allan Folsom

88. Post Office – Charles Bukowski

89. Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen

90. Money – Martin Amis

91. The Virgin’s Lover – Philippa Gregory

92. Belle De Jour – Anonymous

93. The Eighth Day – John Chase

94. Cold Kill – David Lawrence

95. Aries Rising – Arthur Herzogg

96. Ghostman – Kenneth Royce

97. Clutch of Phantoms – Clare Layton

98. A Lurcher in the House – William Loyd

99. Contagion – Robin Cook

100. The Daughers of Cain – Colin Dexter


Ok – That’s the list. Happy Hunting!

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Welcome to Spreading the Word, an experiment in reading

This is the start of an experiment in reading and passing on books we love. The concept is simple. Take a book, writing down your name, where you’re from and leave it somewhere for others to find. Leave a message telling them about this site so that we can track the progress of the book. The idea is to read, share and see where books have traveled. Good luck and happy reading.

I will be adding pages to this blog to show where I’ve left books and to manage comments. If you find a book, pass it on and tell me about.

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