MIT (Mysterious) Book Exchange

Friday, October 27, 2023 at 10:00am to 2:00pm

Hayden Library, 14S-130

Join the MIT Community for a (mysterious) Book Exchange.

Statement of Purpose

Strengthen Community Relationships and Foster a Love of Reading. 

Join us!

If you could pick one book to recommend to someone at MIT, what would you choose?

For the second time we are asking MIT community members this question and collecting hundreds of recommended favorite books for the second MIT (Mysterious) Book Exchange! This event, launched by an MIT graduate student, aims to strengthen community relationships and foster a love of reading.

But there’s a twist: All the books will be wrapped and organized by genre, with only the recommendations written by community members printed and shown on the books.  Attendees will select books based solely on the genre and recommendation.  Attendees will walk away with a mysterious new treasure to brighten your day!

Join us at this event where you can pick up one of these cherished books that was recommended by MIT students, colleagues, and friends. Thanks to donations from recommenders and generous support from Lit@MIT, the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, and MindHandHeart, you’ll be able to take a recommended book home with you for free!

Special thanks to the Community Service Office, the MIT Libraries, and Lit@MIT for organizing this event. And special thanks to to MindHandHeart, Lit@MIT, and the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center for funding this event.

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Lit@MIT, Literature Section at MIT, MIT Community Services Office, MIT Libraries


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