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Emma Watson Hides Books On London Underground As Part Of Feminist Book Club 'Our Shared Shelf'

Look out for one of the 100 copies.

02/11/2016 15:10

If you’re one of the millions of commuters who pass through London squashed under someone’s armpit on the tube every day, you may find something to brighten your day. 

Emma Watson has hidden books around London Underground with hand-written notes from the star herself.

The actress-turned-activist has placed 100 copies of Maya Angelou’s ‘Mom & Me & Mom’ on tube carriages and at stations, as part of her feminist bookclub ‘Our Shared Shelf’. 

‘Mom & Me & Mom’ is the seventh and final book in a series of autobiographies by celebrated author Angelou, and is this month’s pick for Watson’s book club.

Excited commuters have already been sharing their finds to social media. 

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Watson’s book club is part of her work with UN Women, where she spear headed the #HeForShe initiative. Each month Watson choses a book for open discussion with club members.

“As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on,” she wrote on Good Reads. “There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I’ve been discovering so much that, at times, I’ve felt like my head was about to explode… I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I’m learning and hear your thoughts too.”

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