Book Crossing Festival 2017

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Youth Square is launching the 7th “Book Crossing Festival” this summer to promote reading habit, as well as to encourage local youths to find enjoyments in various books.  The Mega “Book Crossing Festival” will be held during 5-6 August 2017 (Saturday and Sunday) for inviting youth to come and exchange their beloved books.  Other than the key activities of book crossing at Y Theatre, there are many more exciting events to come, including Celebrities’ Sharing Session, DunHuang Book “Art and Culture Ambassador” Sharing Session and Music Performances.  So make sure you do not miss out!


“Book Crossing Festival 2017” | 05 - 06.08 (Sat & Sun) (Application is now closed. Thank you for supporting!) 

12:00 – 18:00 | Y Theatre, LG1, Youth Square

All Hong Kong youth and citizens are welcome to “release” their books^ and “collect” the books they like.
*Each participant could release a maximum number of 30 books.


Celebrities ’ Sharing Session | 05.08 (Sat) (Application is now closed. Thank you for supporting!) 
15:10 – 16:10

Guest Speakers: Mr. Man Hing So (Expertise in Hong Kong History) & Ms. Maria Tang (Famous Hong Kong DJ)

To enrich the Book Crossing event, celebrities will be invited to share writing and reading experience in the Sharing Session.


DunHuang Book “Art and Culture Ambassador” Sharing Session | 06.08 (Sun) (Application is now closed. Thank you for supporting!) 
15:10 – 16:10 

Guest Speakers: Mr. Ka Po Ip (Media Professional) & Youth Square “Art and Culture Ambassadors”

Youth Square “Art and Culture Ambassadors” explored the history, art and culture of DunHuang in person during field-study. To further promote the importance of ancient DunHuang art and culture to the youth and public, Youth Square published a DunHuang Book which is about the “Art and Culture Ambassadors” experiences in DunHuang field-study and interactions with local experts and scholars.


Music Performances |  05-06.08 (Sat & Sun) | Two Sessions Per Day

05.08 | 14:10 ; 16:50 | Youth Pianist Chi Lam@Musical Life Studio

06.08 | 14:10 ; 16:20 | Youth String Quartet

Young music performers will prepare special music performances for “Book Crossing Festival 2017”. Enjoy a lovely weekend with books and music!


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.


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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