The project adopts the idea of putting up a bookcase in a public space, in which people could release their used books to be picked up by others. This way of free dissemination, called ‚bookcrossing’, is by now a worldwide movement organised in a central database (www.bookcrossing.com).
‘The “book forest” is part of a program called ‘Research for Sustainable Forestry’ promoted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany.
The Book Forest contributes to sustainable vocational education and deals with the value chain forest-wood-book. It was developed and realised by BAUFACHFRAU Berlin e.V. as an interdisciplinary, project orientated cooperation of apprentices of forestry, carpentry, cabinetmaking, media design, printing and bookselling.
Registration of books enables following their travels through the world and communication about the books.’
– Metro Nature.