Book-Crossing Day from Main Street


Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry for Culture is organising one of its annual Book-Crossing events from Main Street on Saturday 24th June. The event which in the past has attracted many visitors aims to encourage the public to take a book or two, and bring a book, if possible, where they exchange it for another. Last year’s event saw a fantastic atmosphere and buzz around the love of books, drawing in both locals and visitors, with many tourists picking up a read for their travels. This ties in with the original book crossing concept where books are set free, passed on and circulated so as many people as possible discover and enjoy them. Encouraging the aim of “making the whole world a library.”

The book crossing provides an opportunity for people to find new publications and encourages interactions between readers where they share recommendations and their love of authors and genres. Gibraltar Cultural Services staff will be on hand to assist and engage with visitors.

GCS encourages all interested to visit the stall which will be set up outside the Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned, between 10am-2pm. For more information, please contact the John Mackintosh Hall Library on 20078000 or email