The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia is experimenting with an informal book exchange.
Q: How does it work?
A: At the next screening, bring with you an Israeli or Israel-related book that you don’t need and that you think others will find interesting. We’ll put out a table with the books that everyone brought. If a book piques your interest, take it – it’s yours.
Q: What books should I bring?
A: Books written by Israeli authors, books written in Hebrew, or books with ties to Israel.
Q: I took a book from the collection. Do I need to return it?
A: No. We don’t keep track of who took what. Hopefully, you’ll share the book with others once you’re done reading it. But it’s your choice.
Q: What happens to the books that nobody picks up?
A: The Philadelphia Israeli-American Council (IAC) is creating a library of Israeli books. They’ll pick up any books left for their library.
Q: How many books can I take with me?
A: As many as you think you’ll enjoy.
Q: I don’t have any books to contribute. Can I still take books that others brought?
A: Yes. If you like a book, take it. It’s yours.
Q: Any money involved?
A: No. The goal isn’t to make profit, but to share good books.