MIT Mysterious Book Exchange: Recommend

Published on: September 11, 2023

Join the MIT Community for a (Mysterious) Book Exchange!

We invite you to recommend a book on our Google Form that you would like to share with the MIT community, and write a short blurb that describes it without giving away the title or author! We welcome as many recommendations as you have to give.

Statement of Purpose: Strengthen Community Relationships and Foster a Love of Reading.

If you could pick one book to recommend to someone at MIT, what would you choose? For the second time we are asking MIT community members this question and collecting hundreds of recommended favorite books for the second MIT (Mysterious) Book Exchange! This event, launched by an MIT graduate student, aims to strengthen community relationships and foster a love of reading.

But there’s a twist: All the books will be wrapped and organized by genre, with only the recommendations written by community members printed and shown on the books.  Attendees will select books based solely on the genre and recommendation.  Attendees will walk away with a mysterious new treasure to brighten your day!

We also invite you to rejoin us later in the year to pick up one of these cherished books that was recommended by MIT students, colleagues, and friends. Thanks to donations from recommenders and generous support from Lit@MIT, the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, and MindHandHeart, you’ll be able to take a recommended book home with you for free! Special thanks to the Community Service Office, the MIT Libraries, and Lit@MIT for organizing this event. And special thanks to to MindHandHeart, Lit@MIT, and the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center for funding this event.