A recent casual conversation about books at the Downtown Coffee Morning led to Vicki Li and fellow Shanghai Mamas to organising a Book Swap last weekend in Xuhui. There were over 1000 books available for “swap” in all age ranges including baby picture books, toddler early readers, tween and adult. Vicki hosted the swap on her beautiful terrace and lots of families came by to refresh with some new reads and chat together. All the remaining books and funds raised (total of 1120 RMB) were sent to A Pleines Mains (APM) charity this week.
Keep on the lookout for another book swap next year, just in time for spring cleaning!
Shanghai Mamas is a non-profit, grassroots organization, run by our members and supported by the community. If you would like to see more events like this or have ideas for other events you would like to participate in, consider organising one yourself! Get in touch with us to help you get the ball rolling.