A series of booths or tents in public spaces in which members of public can listen to a story or extract read by a writer or actor. At the end, users submit their email address & the story can be downloaded to their device. As reading & writing are inextricably linked, there would also be function via a Book Booths Hub to upload users’ own stories inspired by or linked to the one they have read/heard, as well as further links to additional material by the same writer or from the same genre. The Booths could be adapted or parallel versions developed for younger readers. The space around the booths could feature the sort of book exchange shelves you sometimes see in stations or hotels.