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Chicken and Frog Bookshop hides books around the town to get Brentwood reading!

PUBLISHED: 13:50 27 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:50 27 August 2019

The Chicken and Frog Bookshop in Brentwood has been hiding books around the borough to encourage people to read. Picture: Chicken and Frog Bookshop

The Chicken and Frog Bookshop in Brentwood has been hiding books around the borough to encourage people to read. Picture: Chicken and Frog Bookshop

Chicken and Frog Bookshop

Have you spotted mysterious books popping up in random spots around Brentwood?

The Chicken and Frog Bookshop in Brentwood has been hiding books around the borough to encourage people to read. Picture: Chicken and Frog BookshopThe Chicken and Frog Bookshop in Brentwood has been hiding books around the borough to encourage people to read. Picture: Chicken and Frog Bookshop

Well these little acts of kindness are all thanks to the Chicken and Frog Bookshop, Ongar Road, Brentwood, whose mission si to get the borough's younger generation reading!

Natasha and Jim Radford who own the shop launched the book drop last week, leaving books in odd places such as at bus stops and in flower beds, for people to find.

The books are wrapped, with the bookshop's logo and a message on the front.

It says: "This book is looking for a home.

Chicken and Frog Bookshop. Picture: Ken MearsChicken and Frog Bookshop. Picture: Ken Mears

"Take it, read it, pass it on or keep it!"

Natasha said: "The book drop wasn't my original idea - I'd seen it happening in other places around the UK and abroad and really love it.

"We have books that we keep for prizes, etc and thought that it would be nice to give back a little.

"I left them in parks, on benches, in the town centre but have plans to do more.

"I chose a real range of books, from young, middle grade to adult.

"The reaction has been lovely - we have had tweets and Facebook interaction, which is nice.

"The original post has reached over 9K with 43 shares.

"As far as I know, all of the books have been found.

"It would be great to find out who got them!

"Ideally, I'd like to make it a regular thing, my main focus would be in rural parts of the borough, where perhaps people can't get to the library.

"And also in parts of the borough where we have homeless people, who may really appreciate a book.

"Watch this space!"

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