Book Crossing Festival 2016

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Youth Square is launching the 6th “Book Crossing Festival” this summer. Apart from promoting reading habit, the event also marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and inspires local young people to find enjoyments in Shakespeare’s literature.  The Mega “Book Crossing Festival” will be held during 13-14 August 2016 for inviting young people to come and exchange their beloved books.  Other than the key activities of book crossing, there are many more exciting events to come, including Sharing Sessions, Workshop, Shakespeare’s Drama and Photo-taking Area. So make sure you do not miss out!


Book Crossing Festival was successfully held on 13&14 Aug, 2016. Thank you for supporting!



Book Collection  |  01 - 25.07

Book collection boxes are placed at designated locations in different districts, youth and the public are welcome to “release” their books# in these boxes. Participants are invited to release their books in the collection boxes together with their insights and feelings written on cards.


Designated locations of book collection boxes:

Youth Square | Y Platform, 1/F

Kowloon         K11 Art Mall (B2/F, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui)

                          Hung Fook Tong Retail Branch - Amoy Plaza (Shop No. G141, G/F, Phase I, Amoy Plaza,

                          77 Ngau Tau Kok Road, Kowloon)

                          Hung Fook Tong Retail Branch - Kowloon Station (Shop No. 71, MTR Kowloon Station)

Hong Kong     | New World Tower (1/F, 16-18 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong)   

                          hmv Causeway Bay Flagship Store (4/F, Pearl City, 22-36 Paterson Street, Causeway Bay)

                          Blueprint (16/F, Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay)

                          MINI Clubman Pop-Up Gallery (56 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai)

New Territories | Discovery Park (2/F, 398 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan)

                              Hung Fook Tong Retail Branch - Tai Po Market Station (Shop No.9 , MTR Tai Po Market Station)


MINI Book Crossing Car  |  05 - 09.08

MINI Book Crossing Car will be located at various hot spots. You can enjoy mini Book Crossing and special Shakespeare Drama performed by young people.


5 Aug (Fri) ︳ 17:00 - 20:00 ︳K11 Piazza, Tsim Sha Tsui
7 Aug (Sun) ︳ 15:00 - 18:00 ︳Lohas Park, Tseung Kwan O (near Exit C1 of LOHAS Park Station)
9 Aug (Tue) ︳ 17:00 - 20:00 ︳Great George Street, Causeway Bay


“Book Crossing Festival 2016”  |  13 - 14.08  |  12:00 – 18:00

All Hong Kong youngsters and citizens are welcome to “release” their books^ and “collect” the books they like.

Location: Y Platform, 1/F, Youth Square

^Each participant could release a maximum number of 30 books.


Sharing Sessions ︳14.08

Topic: “Shakespeare’s Works Inspired Creations – Life on Life Interaction”

Speaker: Famous singer-songwriter Mr Jing Wong

Facilitator: Ms Zaneta Cheng

14.08 ︳ 13:00 – 14:30 ︳ Room 608, 6/F, Youth Square

Shakespeare’s known works have been famous for theories of describing human nature, having brought inspirations to readers of different generations. Famous singer-songwriter Mr Jing Wong will explain how Shakespeare’s works influenced his life and inspired him in terms of song-writing.


Topic: “Dissect the Characteristics of Shakespeare’s Literature”  (Schedule updated)

Speaker: Famous Author Mr Chip Tsao

14.08 ︳ 15:30 – 17:00 ︳ Room 608, 6/F, Youth Square

Representing the essence part of English literature, Shakespeare's works have also inspired readers to ponder over life. Mr Chip Tsao will share with you the ways to appreciate Shakespeare’ works and lead you to find enjoyments in these renowned literature.


Western Calligraphy Workshop 14.08 15:00 – 17:00 Y Platform, 1/F, Youth Square (FULL. Thank You for Your Support.)

Have you ever felt hard to write in western calligraphy? President of Alpha Beta Club will show you tips and guide you in the workshop. This workshop is suitable for youth who have no experience in calligraphy. (Curated and presented by Alpha Beta Club)

Tutor: Chairperson of Alpha Beta Club


Shakespeare Drama Presented by Master Class 13-14.08 15:00 ; 17:00 Y Platform, 1/F, Youth Square

Students of Youth Square Drama Master Class will perform Shakespeare Drama during Book Crossing! Don’t miss the chances to enjoy free shows!


Photo-taking Area - MINI Book Crossing Car 13-14.08 12:00 – 18:00 Y Platform, 1/F, Youth Square

MINI Book Crossing Car will return to Youth Square after days of promotion in August. You are welcome to take photos with our iconic car.


#Book Collection Requirements:

1. Collection priority is given to those books with genres for youth.

2. Only books with copyright are accepted.

3. Books with contents of violence, pornography and inappropriate messages will not be accepted.

4. Magazines, comic and photographic books are not accepted.

5. Damaged and defaced books are not accepted.

6. Textbooks are not accepted; except for language textbooks.


For enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us at


Book crossing means letting the books pass around in the public. It is originated from Europe several decades ago. Book readers then attached a bookmark in their books and passed around in the public. Those who picked the books can read them freely, but they needed to follow the instruction on the bookmarks and release the books to others again. This activity promotes book reading in an environmental way and those books can be passed to an extensive crowd.


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