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Do you believe in (book) fairies?

Do you believe in fairies?

Well, you should.

Because every day, all over the world, thousands of people are spreading magic in parks, airports, coffee shops and other public places by hiding free books for other people to find.

It's a global book project called The Book Fairies and it originated in London in 2017 with book lover Cordelia Oxley.

Since then almost 9,000 people have begun sharing books in over 100 countries.

Recently Cape Talk host and author Sara-Jayne King caught up with Cape Town's Book Fairy Nicole, to find out more about the project.

There are stickers that we put on our books that say 'read this and leave it for the next person to find' and that's it!

Nicole, Book Fairies Cape Town

It's a very community-driven organisation. Anyone can get involved.

Nicole, Book Fairies Cape Town

So if you're interested in becoming a book fairy, you can order the stickers online via thebookfairies.com and start spreading your own book magic.

And to mark the one year anniversary since the release of her memoir Killing Karoline, King donated a copy of the book to be dropped somewhere in Cape Town.

My only proviso is that it be dropped in an area where as much as people may love to read and want to buy books, their financial circumstances don't allow for it. We all know how expensive books are in South Africa.

Sara-Jayne King, Cape Talk host, author

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