Free Books in Public Places links together people who share an interest in sharing books — by leaving them in public places for others to find, and then tracking the results online. For Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR's Neda Ulaby explains how it all works, and looks at another program that has authors stealthily "stocking" bookstores with their own work.

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