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[BKARTS] The Living Library/human books

Dear Friends

Here's an other take on the question "What is a book?"

"A new kind of Library has opened, where instead of books you can borrow a Muslim - or a single father, or a transvestite, for a chat. Alex
Forsyth volunteers to be lent as a 'book', and asks whether this concept can really help break down stereotypes.*

A Muslim, a Catholic and a transsexual are sitting in a library. An opener to a joke this is not: It is the Living Library – where, instead of books,
you borrow people. You pick a person for a 30-minute dialogue in which you can ask questions, engage in meaningful discourse or simply bounce ideas. I wait with the other 'books' to be borrowed."

Complete article about the Living Library in east London may be found at
http://www.nouse.co.uk/2008/06/23/i-would-like-to-borrow-a-muslim/may be found at

and from the Christian Science Monitor

in good spirit

Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord


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