For the past year or so, stacks of books have been appearing around New York City with attached notes which read: “Take a book. Any book. Email the artist when you’ve finished it.” The mystery man behind The Reading Project is Brooklyn-based artist and advertising art director Shaheryar Malik.
The book piles have popped-up on the Brooklyn Bridge, in Central Park, on the popular Chelsea High Line, and even in the Times Square subway station. Inside each of the books, Malik inserts a bookmark with his email address. So far, he’s heard back from folks in 30 different countries.
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