Lire vous transporte

2013

Reading on the move… Imagine getting to discover new books and Quebec or Canadian authors while you take the bus!

That’s what the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), Association des libraires du Québec (ALQ) and Bibliothèques de Montréal had in mind with their Lire vous transporte project. Presented as part of the city’s campaign to promote reading, La Saison de la lecture, this innovative program enabled public transit users to get acquainted with more than 40 books, including Saccages by Chrystine Brouillet, Le Noël de Marguerite by India Desjardins and Pascal Blanchet, and Un peu de sang avant la guerre by Jean-François Nadeau.

Accessing Lire vous transporte involves using a smartphone, tablet or computer to scan a QR code or enter the URL found on a poster in 125 buses and 50 bus shelters, then downloading the first chapter of any of the books available in five categories: children’s and adventure; mysteries, historical novels, and non-fiction; leisure, cooking and travel; romance novels; and other stories. Further reading can then be enjoyed by either borrowing the book at one of Montréal’s 45 libraries or by purchasing it at a bookstore.

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