Books on the subway

books on the subway

Rosy and Hollie from Books on the subway have one goal: to get more people reading. They distribute books on the New York subway, with the aim that people will take them home, read them and share them on by putting them back when they are done.

Starting back in 2012 in London, UK, this fun concept has since expanded into a global initiative called Books on the move, with more than twenty ‘branches’ across fourteen countries. Find out more at, or

  • Rosy and Hollie also have a podcast, Ride. Read. Discuss, in which they interviewed Irene once.

Text Julia Gorodecky