Melissa and Eileen met while campaigning for climate action in Copenhagen during the 2009 UN Climate Conference as part of a 12-member youth delegation from Singapore. Since then, the two have in their own ways worked to raise the general awareness of socio-environmental issues in Singapore – but they believe this idea might just be the best one yet!
They’ve refined the idea of a book swop to incorporate all that book lovers should enjoy: the exchange and passing on of books they love and authors they enjoy - or well, don’t wish to have on their bookshelves any longer; the sharing of mystic and wonder and intellectualism - with the like-minded and the awed; and the coming together of an eclectic mix - the eccentric and the electric and whoever you may be.
So come read and recycle, rehydrate and be regaled. The 4 Rs we all firmly believe in - in varying orders of importance.
How it works
Books & Beer is essentially a travelling book swap, with an ice-cold twist! We approach different venues to host us for 3 hours at a time for the exchange to take place. Books & Beer is entirely non-profit, just conjured out of friendship and fun, a love for books and drinks, and to raise awareness about sharing and recycling.
The rules of the book* swap are simple. Participants are only allowed to bring up to 10 pre-loved books, and ideally bring home the same number of books they came with. If participants leave books behind, the organizers reserve the rights to feature them at the following event, or donate to charity.
We can be reached at booksandbeersingapore [at] gmail.com, or drop us a visit on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/booksandbeersingapore!