The Empathy Museum – A Thousand and One Books


This project finished on Saturday the 2nd of July, 2016

£2,615 was raised by 210 supporters — that's teamwork!

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Add your favourite book to a new pop-up library filled with 1001 books donated by the public.

The Empathy Museum presents

Do you have a book — one you absolutely love — that you would like to share with someone you have never met?

The Empathy Museum is asking 1001 people to donate a favourite book to its brand new library.

To take part donate £10. We will email you a form where you can tell us your book and the reason that you chose it. With the money, we will buy the book from an independent bookshop and your name and dedication will appear on the inside cover. 

Visitors to the library can take out the book and go online to share where they read it and what they thought about it. You will be able to track your book’s journey through our website as it is borrowed, read and passed on from one reader to another. 

‘A Thousand and One Books’ will open in June as part of LIFT 2016  and will then tour in the UK and internationally.

Donate £10 today and make your book part of this unique pop-up library.

The Empathy Museum is a participatory art project dedicated to helping us look at the world through other people’s eyes in order to help transform our personal relationships and tackle prejudice. We tour our exhibits nationally and internationally.


(Image © Rachel Tweddell ‘Endgame thrown with great force’)


pledged of £12,000 goal (GBP)

22% pledged



This project ended on 2 July 2016

This is a take what you raise project. At the end of the funding period the project owner receives all of the pledged funds.

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£10 – Your Book in the A Thousand and One Books Library

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We will buy your book from an independent bookshop and cover and stamp it with a unique number. Your name and dedication will appear on the inside cover. You will be able to track the journey of your book via our website as it is borrowed, read and passed on from reader to reader across the world.

£20 – Your book plus a gift book for someone unable to donate themselves in the A Thousand and One Books Library

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Your book will appear in A Thousand and One Books plus you will be sponsoring a book for someone else to give, who, for whatever reason is not in a position to donate one themselves.

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