Russia Magazine: Moscow Park Houses Book-Sharing Program In The Trees
Readers can swap books in 'wordboxes' that create an informal knowledge network.
Russians have a reputation for being voracious readers – as any metro passenger can hardly fail to have noticed. For many, the daily commute has long been transformed by Anna Karenina’s fateful final journey or a quick hop on the Hogwarts Express … or at the very least a dabble in the latest Darya Dontsova page-turner. But as iPads and Kindles begin to claw eyeballs away from old-school ink and paper, one corner of a leafy Moscow boulevard is striking back.