Book Crossing Festival 2021

Organised by Youth Square
Date & Time
  • 5 - 7 Nov 2021
  • Y Studio, 2/F, Youth Square
  • Free

Youth Square has been organising ‘Book Crossing Festival’ annually to promote reading culture, allowing participants to exchange books by adopting ‘place one, pick one’ approach. Entering the eleventh year, through encouraging youth to exchange books and take good care of books, we hope the Book Crossing Festival can increase the youth’s interest in reading in order to promote reading culture and book recycling.


The three-day ‘Book Crossing Festival 2021’ will be held from 5 to 7 November at Y Studio of Youth Square. With the theme of ‘Floating books to spread positive energy’ this year, public are welcome to join the journey of passing on knowledge and imagination by sharing good books and positive energy to others. The Festival is encouraging all to bring their books to join by adopting ‘place a book, pick up a book’ approach. Book lovers are also allowed to take books away to read. Those who do not have books to share are also welcome to enjoy reading in Youth Square.


*Each participant can place and pick up maximum 30 books. 

Youth Square Book Crossing Festival 2021

Date: 5-7 November 2021 (Friday – Sunday)

Time: 10:30am - 7pm (2.5 hours per session)

Sessions: 1st session: 10:30am –1pm; 2nd session: 1:30pm – 4pm & 3rd session: 4:30pm – 7pm

Venue: Y Studio, 2/F, Youth Square (MTR Chai Wan Station Exit A)

Admission Fee: Free

How to participate: All are welcome to make advance online registration by clicking ‘GET TICKETS’ button on this page to fill in application form. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email. Limited quota on a first-come-first-served basis. (Walk-in registration will be served also, however, the priority will be given to those who made advance online registration, the remaining quota will be given to those who make walk-in registration as appropriate.)


All are welcome to join! Free admission! Apply NOW!


***In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, Youth Square will adopt special measures to maintain distance among visitors, which include setting admission quota to ensure the number of participants.


Terms & Conditions for Online Application:

1.       There are only a limited number of tickets available, and application will not be accepted once quota is exceeded.

2.       Please provide a valid email address for registration.

3.       A confirmation email will be received (an e-ticket with QR Code) after successful registration.

4.       Successful applicant will be offered one ticket only for Book Crossing Festival. Double registration will not be counted.

5.       Please arrive within the selected date and session. No replacement will be applied for late arrival.

6.       In case of any dispute, Youth Square reserves the right of final decision.

Book Crossing Festival 2021 Workshops

How to participate: All are welcome to make advance online registration,

fill in application form. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email. 

Workshop registration:

Language: Cantonese

Admission fee: Free


Book Crossing Festival 2021 Sharing Session

How to participate: All are welcome to make advance online registration,

fill in application form. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email. 

Workshop registration:

Language: Cantonese

Admission fee: Free

Book Crossing Festival 2021 Movie Moment Selection 

How to participate: All are welcome to make advance online registration. Successful applicants will receive a confirmation email.

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Books Collection Details

Books collection period: From now to 4 November 2021

Method of book collections: Public are welcome to place the books into the collection box located in Youth Square

Location of book collection box: 1/F Y Platform , LG1/F, 1/F, 2/F and 5/F Lift lobby, Youth Square


Book Categories for collection:

Priority is given to books aimed at young people

-         Novel / Literature (Chinese and English)

-         Humanities (Psychology, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Religion)

-         Social Science

-         Business / Commerce (Finance, Economics, Accounting)

-         History

-         Science (Mathematics, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Medical Science)

-         Computer Science and Information Technology

-         Arts, Recreation / Design (Painting & Printed Arts, Architecture, Design, Photography, Music, Performing Arts)

-         Travels

-         Languages

-         Children's Book

-         Autobiography

-         Cook Book


Book categories that are not accepted for collection:

-         Textbooks (except textbooks for foreign language learning)

-         Dictionaries

-         Pornography, violence, undesirable notions

-         Newspapers, magazines, comics, photo books

-         Tattered and defaced books

-         Reproductions, photocopies


During the ‘Book Crossing Festival 2021’, the following epidemic prevention measures will be implemented:

  1. Thorough cleansing and disinfection has been enhanced in Youth Square. Germagic MAP-1 long-term disinfection coating has been applied on common areas of Youth Square to further enhance our anti-bacterial and sterilising work in order to provide a safe environment for participants;
  2. All participants are required to wear their own masks and have temperature check at the entrances in Youth Square. Those with temperature at 37.5°C or above will not be allowed to enter;
  3. Any participants with fever or respiratory symptoms should refrain from using the venue facilities and seek medical assistance immediately;
  4. All participants are requested to maintain hand hygiene; clean hands with liquid soap and water or clean hands by 70-80% alcohol-based handrub;
  5. Special measures have been adopted to maintain distance among participants, including limited admission quota, reducing the waiting time for admission, extending the opening time and other special safety measurements;
  6. Each reading area shall not exceed more than 4 people and participants are required to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters;
  7. Two Book UVC Sterilisers had been set up for books sterilisation;
  8. Eating or Drinking is not allowed; and
  9. All visitors of Youth Square are required to scan the "LeaveHomeSafe" QR code or register their names, contact number and the date and time of the visit before being allowed to enter for necessary contact tracing if a confirmed case is found. Appeals are made to visitors to download and install the "LeaveHomeSafe" mobile app in advance and scan the QR code with the app before entering Youth Square. Visitors who opt for registering their personal information at the scene are reminded to arrive earlier for such registration.




Contact: 3721 8888

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