The Metro becomes a mobile library for commuters in need of a read

Anonymous Patron writes Independent Online Edition Reports A lending library has opened deep inside Madrid’s metro system, the first of its kind in Europe. Judging from commuters’ incredulous enthusiasm, this subterranean oasis is a winner. “People react as if we are giving them money. They are surprised and thrilled that they can stop off between stations and borrow a book for their journey,” says the young librarian, Raquel Gomez.”