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  •  April 6, 2020

Would your life give a book? For know that he is ready. In the “human library” project, the stories that conquer the audience come from the live account of the characters themselves.

Drama, comedy, adventure or romance. Thinking about what we have been through in this life, each of us has a story to tell. Imagine passing on your experiences without having to write any pages.

The Human Library project, created by a group of Dutch people in the year 2000, aims to promote this unregistered knowledge. The idea is that instead of borrowing a book, you rent a person. It is an itinerant event that is now happening in various places. This week, for example, took place at the University of Rochester in the United States.

This way you can learn recipes with a true cook, war stories with a veteran soldier, even training with an athlete. In these e-book days and the end of conventional reading, this initiative aims to rescue the oral tradition we are missing as we watch our relationships migrate to social networks. Learn more about the project on the official website.

And you, have a good life story to tell?


The project is itinerant and happens in different cities around the world.

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Imagine listening to stories that will never be written - or telling your own


The Human Library Programming at the University of Rochester

“Check Out” Human Books At The Human Library! (April 2020)