About BookCrossing

“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.”

— Henry Miller The Books In My Life (1969)


What is BookCrossing?

It's the World's Library. It's a smart social networking site. It's a celebration of literature and a place where books get new life. BookCrossing is the act of giving a book a unique identity so, as the book is passed from reader to reader, it can be tracked and thus connecting its readers. There are currently 1,911,332 BookCrossers and 13,467,027 books travelling throughout 132 countries. Our community is changing the world and touching lives one book at a time.

How do we do it?

From a practical point of view:

  1. Deliver the book you want to "donate" to Bookcrossing to the Library.
  2. The Library will proceed with the registration on the website (, entering the main data such as author, title. In this way the "BCID" is obtained, the unique identification code that will permanently identify that single book (a label will be placed on the book).
  3. The book is made available in one of the two Bookcrossing points of the Campus: Auletta Agrovet and Student Learning Center.


Main rule: if you take a book, leave a book!!!! The books can be taken and returned indifferently in one of the points of the Campus. On February 20th 2020 our bookcrossing contains 517 books.