Bring a Book & Take a Book – Book Exchange in Portsmouth!


The Nature Island Literary Festival and Book Fair will be holding a book exchange at Portsmouth market this Saturday, 16 July, from 6.00 am to 10.00 am. This Nature Island Literary Festivaloutreach programme on behalf of the Literary Festival will give an opportunity to people outside Roseau to hear about the festival, to exchange books and buy new and second-hand books. There will also be live poetry performances to hear while browsing the book selection.

With the slogan, “Bring a Book and Take a Book”, the organisers hope that people will enjoy this innovative book exchange. Sponsor of the event Papillote Press says: “We want people to bring books that they no longer want and find something new that they do want to read. If you bring one book, you take one book; bring five books, you take five books. It’s as simple as that.”

There will also be new and used books for sale, including those from Papillote Press. A special offer on the day: buy a Papillote Press book and get the children’s book, The Snake King of the Kalinago, absolutely free.

Local poets will be there, among them Kamesha Sylvester of Paix Bouche, Ameka Cognet and Gregory Rabess, performing their dynamic poems. There will also be an open mic for anyone who would like to bring a poem and perform their own work. Everyone is welcome.

For further information please contact:
Polly Pattullo of Papillote Press at
(767) 295-1563 or (767) 440-0329


~ by visitdominica on July 15, 2011.

4 Responses to “Bring a Book & Take a Book – Book Exchange in Portsmouth!”

  1. Really wish I could attend. Only about 2,000 miles to far from me! How can I donate books to the local libraries in Dominica?

  2. You can contact the Roseau Public Library through their Facebook page, here:

  3. I missed this event. Will there be anymore like it? This is a really cool idea.

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