Bookcrossing in Rome: Free books at the Ketumbar

SignLogo Sometimes, after reading a book, we get the feeling that we will not read it again.
It’s a shame to throw these books away even if they clutter up our home shelves. Such books are the predestined ones to be released at Ketumbar.

SignLogo Visiting Ketumbar’s living room, customers will find shelves with books to be read on the spot and to be borrowed. In addition to that, costumers may leave their own books and make them have a new life instead of simply staying on dusty home shelves.

SignLogoThe Ketumbar is an “Official Crossing Zone”, that is, a place that provides a space where book fans can leave and pick up other books.

SignLogo Ketumbar is officially registered at www.bookcrossing.com where all freely released books are registered. By doing so Ketumbar can keep track of the journey these books will make.

SignLogoLook for our living room. Here, you will find shelves with the released books and choose the one that’s best for you. Enjoy it, sipping a cup of tea, a fruit extract or a glass of wine. Take it home, if it has captured you, and leave us your books to make them available to other readers.

SignLogoKetumbar not only hopes to swap your book around the world and clear home shelves from dusty books. Our wish is to create a corner of peace, generosity and culture beyond.


“A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.”
— Henry Miller – The Books in My Life (1969)