The current issue of Instigatorzine — an Art and Literature magazine based in Jersey City — carries an article by Jenna Kildosher about Jersey City Free books:
Jersey City Free Books is exactly what it says: free books for anyone who walks in. The concept started out as a sort of book swap on a single shelf. Anthony continued the practice of the bagel store the burned down in late 2006 and had discontinued the swap when it was rebuilt. Since then the number of books have outgrown that shelf. They’ve spread onto nearly every surface of Anthony’s shop, grown stacks high and filled boxes upon boxes. When the weather permits, he stays late and displays them outside for passers-by to discover.
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Jersey City Free Books is a community book exchange that provides something to read without charge, obligation, registration or indoctrination. Jersey City Free Books serves seniors, students, the unemployed and working families. Thousands of books are available. Everyone is welcome to take any number of books for their reasonable, personal use.
Instigatorzine is a quarterly literature and art magazine. Founded in 2010 by Keith Chiappone and Narciso Espiritu Jr., Instigatorzine features top artists and writers in each discipline. For more information, please visit the Web Site: