It’s raining today in London, but those still determined to visit its feminist landmarks may be rewarded with a soggy copy of Little Women, courtesy of Emma Watson’s latest book-hiding stint.
After striking the New York subway and London Underground in 2016, then in Paris the following year, Watson is back: she has hidden 122 copies of the novel at monuments to women in London. Now, those who want to acquire the book in the most time-consuming way possible can search for it at statues of Amy Winehouse and Mary Seacole, The Women of World War II memorial, the Suffragette memorial, and other locations.
Watson’s effort is part of a larger campaign from The Book Fairies to hide 2,000 copies of the book in 38 countries, where perhaps someone will pick it up for the first time and think, as women have since time immemorial, “Wait, why does Jo marry this boring sock-darning litsplainer again?”
To them I say: ditch your copy on the subway, Watson-style, and pick up one of Louisa May Alcott’s much more interesting thrillers instead.
[h/t The Bookseller]