Publisher distributes free books on trains

News From Amsterdam where For the nation’s book lovers and those yet to be converted, publisher Lemniscaat freely distributed 7,000 books in trains operating between Rotterdam and Groningen and from Haarlem to Maastricht on Monday morning.

Publishing staff were on the go from about 6am onwards as they placed the books in the trains — which travel to the four corners of the Netherlands — at Utrecht station.

The 20 titles range from philosophy or psychology through to youth books and a spokeswoman said there was something for everyone, NOS reported.