BookCrossing is "a smart social networking site. It's a celebration of literature and a place where books get new life. BookCrossing is the act of giving a book a unique identity so, as the book is passed from reader to reader, it can be tracked and thus connecting its readers".
It was initiated by a for-profit enterprise and encourages people to participate through an online platform. BookCrossing is global in orientation and concerned with research, knowledge production & information access.
It was launched in April 2001 and is ongoing. Over 1 million people are involved.
This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.