Book fairies spread love of reading

Housewife Petra Sander from Book Fairies Singapore and author Sharlene Teo recently left books around Singapore for members of the public to discover, including beside the sculpture Man On The Bench (above) in front of Capitol Tower.
Housewife Petra Sander from Book Fairies Singapore and author Sharlene Teo recently left books around Singapore for members of the public to discover, including beside the sculpture Man On The Bench (above) in front of Capitol Tower.ST PHOTOS: ALVIN HO
Housewife Petra Sander from Book Fairies Singapore and author Sharlene Teo (above) recently left books around Singapore for members of the public to discover, including beside the sculpture Man On The Bench in front of Capitol Tower.
Housewife Petra Sander from Book Fairies Singapore and author Sharlene Teo (above) recently left books around Singapore for members of the public to discover, including beside the sculpture Man On The Bench in front of Capitol Tower.ST PHOTOS: ALVIN HO

Book drops are catching on in Singapore, with publishers and book lovers hiding works in public places for people to discover and read

On a humid Tuesday morning, housewife Petra Sander and author Sharlene Teo traipsed across Singapore, leaving books in their wake.

They left copies of Teo's new novel Ponti on ledges in Kampong Glam and tables at the National University of Singapore. They placed one beside the sculpture Man On The Bench, himself perusing a book, in front of Capitol Tower in Robinson Road.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2018, with the headline 'Book fairies spread love of reading'. Print Edition | Subscribe